The Jungle Beat
October 9, 2015
Our mission is to create a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students have ownership over their learning and are inspired to think, innovate, and create.
News and Notes
The children in Bridle Brook stated they had seen many rabbits in their neighborhood. This naturally led us to add Bridle Brook next. While doing so we discussed that it had a Volunteer Fire Department at the entrance of the neighborhood as well as lots of trees. If you look closely, a white rabbit was added to Bridle Brook. We still have two friends that need to add their home to this neighborhood. They have been absent and will do so as soon as they can.
I can't wait to see this piece of documentation grow as we continue to add our homes, businesses, and habitats that make the community of Pike Road. Of course as you can already see, ALL ROADS LEAD TO PRS!!!!
"I SPY" a red lizard at the lake. We will continue to add to this area as the project evolves.
This area will continue to evolve as we add businesses. The little friend that made Town Hall was very interested in adding Subway.
"I SPY" a white rabbit in Bridle Brook. We have a couple of friends that still need to add their homes to this area.
Research of Habitats
Books for Habitat Research
Author Study-Mo Willems
Center Time-A chance to practice
Later in the week a child came to show me a shape he had made. Interestingly he made this during free choice center time over in the science center manipulating tubes at the light table. On a totally different day, another little friend excitedly said "Look Mrs. Allen! A hexagon!" What is so amazing about this? She was using counters during free choice time and realized the container she was holding was in the shape of a hexagon. The child was so excited about the discovery that I actually think I saw a light bulb above her head.
What is so great about these two situations? Neither one took place during a math lesson on shapes. These are great examples of children demonstrating learning by applying knowledge from one area to a new experience.
Visit from the Fire Department
Community 2 at PRS wants to help Kid President with Socktober. Socktober is the month of October when we are raising awareness for homeless people. We want YOUR help in bringing in items for the homeless:
Kindergarten: New socks
1st Grade: Hygiene items (like soap, shampoo, washcloths, toothbrush and toothpaste)
2nd Grade: Non perishable snacks (like Goldfish and fruit snacks)
3rd Grade: Canned goods
4-6 Grade: Winter clothing
7/8: Bottled water
Help us help the Homeless!