We have had a fantastic time learning about animals and their habitats this year. We just finished our page for our letter Vv and learned all about the two different types of vultures and where they live in the world. Who new that Old World Vultures live in Europe, Asia, and Africa, and they are more closely related to eagle and hawks than New World Vultures. New World Vultures can be found in North and South America and also scavengers who live in drier, desert climates. That means that the only two place on Earth that you can't find vultures are Australia and Antartica!
We also learned about ostriches and how big and strong they are! Stay away from their legs if you ever get close to one!
Today we learned about the two different types of elephants - African and Asian. We couldn't believe that they could get so big and live so long! Ask your child to describe some of the differences between the two.
Soon we'll be discussing which animal we think is the fastest, the strongest, and the biggest. We can't wait to find out the answer to those questions.
It's been fun exploring the world and all it's continents each time we learn about a new animal.
In addition, we've still been having lots of fun with Dr. Seuss. Rhyming is the name of the game when you read his stories aloud. We even wrote our own tongue twisters!
We also conducted some fabulous surveys among our classmates. Plus, we've been reviewing our coins, 2-D and 3-D shapes, counting, and and working on adding and subtracting.
While working on geography some more, we did a study of Minnesota and its symbols. Later on this year we'll look at the nation's symbols. We will also look at maps and learn about the directional symbols - North, South, East, and West - found on the compass rose.
Next up, science units on Changing and Growing as we review Living vs. Nonliving, Heat and Light and another experiment involving S'mores made in the window, and Magnets. Plus, art, poems, stories, writing, and more!
It's a good thing March is a long month!
Until next time, enjoy the beginning of Spring!