News from Casa – Room 1
During the month of January, Room 1 is jumping into the Arctic! We have begun learning all about polar regions and the animals within these habitats. We are learning about how they adapt to their environment and we even took a virtual walk through the Arctic ourselves…brrrr! We are taking a closer look at polar bears, seals, and Arctic hares through a variety of cutting, shading, and language activities.
We are completing fun crafts, such as paper plate polar bears, fork painting snowy owls, arctic animals finger puppets, and little polar bears out of plasticine!
The students have been having fun with our daily body breaks, and have participated in Penguin Yoga, Freeze Dance, and we even played a fun game of “Keep it Up” with balloons. The children kept the balloon from hitting the ground with their hands, feet, head, and even a big feather! Many Practical Life activities have been presented this month, such as Setting a Table, Folding Socks, and Pouring Water.
We also enjoyed two virtual presentations so far this month. First, we watched a live steamed multi-media show hosted by the Oakville Center for the Performing Arts called Visions of Turtle Island that included live singing and dancing in Powwow and Haudenosaunee styles. Lastly, we visited the Royal Botanical Gardens for their Wake Up Winter presentation and we learned how animals live in the winter. Later this month we will participate in Literacy Week, and are looking forward to meeting author, Ruth Ohi.
Our Fun Friday polar bear dress-up day was great fun! We made polar bear headbands, had a special read-aloud entitled, Polar Bear Polar Bear, What Do You See?