Sorry we didn’t get a newsletter out last week. When all 3 teachers are sick with a nice variety of maladies, we have to let something slip.
The exciting academic news from the Trillium Room is the beginning of our unit called “Cascade Mountains Volcanoes and Earthquakes.” It took zero effort to get the kids excited about this topic. Who doesn’t love a good volcano? We will be learning about the ring of fire, the parts of a volcano and the types of volcanoes.
The pictures on the blog this week are of a super cute project called “catching snowflakes.” We made cut paper and yarn collages showing what a child’s face looks like while catching snowflakes on their tongue.
This is our new poem. The kids LOVE it (probably because it has the word “behind” in it)
I do not mind you, winter Wind
when you come whiling by,
to tickle me with snowflakes
drifting softly from the sky.
I do not even mind you
when you nibble at my skin,
scrambling over all of me
attempting to get in.
But when you bowl me over
and I land on my behind,
then I must tell you, winter Wind,