May 13, 2022, Lower South

We hope all our mother’s out there had a nice Mother’s Day this past weekend.  Many of our students shared that they either purchased flowers for their moms or visited a nursery with flowers.

We’ve transitioned from the Digestive System in Science to focusing on Botany.  This time of year is a perfect time for the students to learn about seeds and flowers.  Many of the spring flowers, especially tulips, are perfect specimens to dissect and view the different parts. We are also learning the parts of a seed, what their functions are, and the different types.

In Zoology, we have introduced the Animal Stories.  These are packets of nomenclature that the students will apply what they have learned in Zoology.  The stories cover invertebrates and vertebrates and are written in riddle form.  The students enjoy this work.  It encourages collaboration, research and discovery.

On the math shelf, we have added measurement work.  At their introductory lesson, younger students measured with non-standard units and were introduced to the ruler, which has inches and centimeters.  Older students will be working with story problems that have metric and standard measure.  We will also learn and review measurements that include weight and liquid volume.  This is a good time to place their height measurement on your wall if you haven’t already this year!