We have spent the past several weeks learning more about the world around us. After studying land forms, we started our study of the creatures that live in the sea, making the ocean mural that you see in our class.
We learned about size, reading Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? and then went outside to measure with yarn the length of a blue whale. We discovered that it was exactly as long as the church building! Wow! We were very impressed!
Using clay, pipe cleaners, Popsicle sticks, and paper, we created a little tide pool on a table. What beautiful and colorful creatures live there.
This week, we finally focused our learning on New Jersey. We made maps and discovered that New Jersey has water on three sides, making it a peninsula. Along with our weekly installment of The Adventures of Happy Jack, we read G is for Garden State, and started to make our own alphabet books. We also counted 100 paperclips. Good work! Next week, we will begin learning about the many different habitats here in New Jersey, and the animals that live in them.