Welcome to the Green Room
Welcome to the Green Room
What a fabulous February we had, and what a busy class we have been!
Simple Machines Project:
We loved exploring more simple machines this month. Learning how screws have threads, matching jars with lids, matching screwdriver heads to screws, learning “righty tighty and lefty loosey” when using screws, and having Rozlin’s dad visit and let us use our knowledge to help work on a bicycle was awesome.
We learned about wheels and axles, designed a pendulum, learned what a wedge can be used for, went on a simple machines hunt inside and outside our school, and having Elena’s dad come show us how to move heavy objects with a dolly and cart was so much fun.
We learned all about dental health by learning teeth vocabulary with a matching clue game, doing an egg stain experiment using sodas and tea to stain eggs since the shells are like enamel (the sugar soda was the darkest stain), using different mixtures to try and clean the stains, categorizing healthy versus unhealthy foods for our teeth, and we had a dental hygienist from Allgrins come teach us how to clean our teeth…we even got new toothbrushes! We used toothbrushes to paint with and also used them to clean off dirty toys in the sensory table.
We are working on recognizing and matching quantities for numbers 11-20, putting letter sounds together to read words, and continue to write words to go with our journal stories and pictures…we are incredible authors!
We have started growing seeds in our starter pots in our “inside garden”, and we have a “seed-in-a-bag” experiment in our room too. Once the weather stays warm and our seeds start to sprout, we will be putting them in our school garden boxes…we can’t wait to see if our Green Room super green vegetables grow (green beans, green peppers, spinach, and zucchini)!
In the upcoming weeks, we will be learning about wind, rain, rainbows, prisms, weather, gardening, and green things. We are looking forward to getting our classroom butterflies at the end of the month.
Ms. Heather has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Virginia Tech. She loves beach time, traveling the world, hiking and skiing with her two sons, Conner and Collin.
She feels reading to children is the greatest gift to give them. As Dr. Seuss said, “the more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”!
Ms. Gabi and her husband Tom are former Discovery parents. Their grown sons, Sam and Seth, are Discovery graduates. Gabi started her teaching career at Discovery as a substitute. She joined the staff as regular employee in 1996. She has a B.S. from Bradley University and spends her time away from Discovery as an active participant of her synagogue and being very involved in local theater.