Our new Science unit for the month is on the Skeletal System. Every person has a skeleton made up of many bones. Students are learning that our bones have three main jobs: to move, protect delicate vital organs, and produce blood cells in the bone marrow. Other activities on the shelf include learning the common and scientific names of bones, where they are located, and what their function is in the body. Students also label bones on a skeleton.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023, was the 100th Day of School. In the Lower Elementary classrooms, there were several activities that the students took part in. These activities included: finding a pattern using their name on a 100 grid, predicting where in the school they would end up in 100 steps, how many words they can make in words, One Hundred, completing 100 math facts, and sitting silently for 100 seconds. To burn extra energy, we did 100 exercises throughout the day. It was a fun-filled day; most importantly, we can say that we are 100 days smarter.
In geography, we started a unit on the continent of Australia. Students will work with the classic Montessori puzzle map and biome map. They can choose nomenclature (matching work) of the flags, animals, biomes, famous places in Australia, and more.