The Hoot Owls have been learning about animals that live in and around ponds. The children read books, sang songs and created art projects while learning about many pond animals.
Finally, they took a field trip to the pond at Heather Farms. The Hoot Owls saw ducks and ducklings, geese and goslings, dragonflies, tadpoles, turtles and otters. A picnic lunch and time on the playground made it a memorable day!
For the month of May, the Owlets are learning about plants and insects. On Thursday, they went on a bug hunt with Ms. Sarah Shaffer of Sarah’s Science (also Carson’s grandma). The students explored the grassy areas and collected a lot of cool bugs. They even caught a jumping spider. It was a lot of fun!
This week, we celebrated Earth Day with a series of activities at school that involved our Family Groups. The program included a presentation by Classroom Safari – an educational and entertaining adventure into the wild. The animal ambassadors shared interesting facts about the animals diets, enemies, and special adaptations that help them survive. The students were excited about learning conservation and seeing animals from around the world. After the presentation, the students in Family Groups discussed what the idea of Responsibility has to do with animals and Earth Day.
Earth Day was organized by our wonderful Science Teacher, Vickie Obenchain, and supports our program of environmental education to make Saklan students aware of the issues that are confronting our planet.
As is the tradition every year, the Owlets, Hoot Owls and Kindergarten classes enjoyed St. Patrick’s Day celebrations last Friday. This entailed a lot of green, some sweet treats, a little magic, and lots of smiles! Those pesky leprechauns left green footprints, turned rainbow sorbet into green sorbet, and avoided those creative traps made by the Kindergarten class. There’s always next year….
Last week, the Owlets celebrated the end of their Transportation Unit by bringing their bikes/scooters/trikes to campus. They also got to ride around the block on the Saklan School bus! What a fun day!
On Thursday the Owlets and their families came together to celebrate the holidays. Each family shared a favorite, traditional food that represents their cultural background. The kids were busy eating and talking and trying new foods. It was a beautiful way to end the year spending time together!
Every Wednesday throughout the school year, the Owlets and their 6th grade buddies will get together to play, go on walks, read and do art projects. Both the Owlets and 6th graders look forward to this special time together every week.