Please send 2 hard boiled in-shell eggs with your child for Thursday, April 1 so we can dye them as part of our Easter activities. A hard-sided container to transport them in is a good idea so they don't get crushed/ cracked. Some of the children will elect to eat them for lunch and some will decide to take them home.
This is usually the time of year we are encouraging parents to allow their children to be more independent by having them come into the school and get ready for class on their own in the morning and do the same in the afternoon. But of course, we don't have to do that this year as Team Awesome has been beginning and ending their school day without parental help since the first day of school. They have been doing a great job and we are very proud of how independent they are in our learning spaces and around the school!
Young children are inherent measurers and this is reflected strongly in everyday language when they compare, order and match – I can swim right across the pool now; it’s too big for me to lift; it won’t fit in the box; my hand is bigger than your hand. Personal experiences, such as playing with toys, interactions with other children and conversations with parents all reinforce children’s early development of the concept of attributes that can be measured. Students need experiences that lead to an understanding of why measurement is necessary and helpful. They need to work with non-standard units and to create their own measuring instruments, and to discover for themselves the necessity of having standard units and the efficiency of having measuring instruments to count the units. Team Awesome has been exploring length through hands-on activities with these objectives in mind and will also play with the concepts of weight, area and capacity.
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