Lower Elementary

Ms. Sharon Brandon

February 27, 2017

The Sound Science Lab Exploration and Wild Africa in the CTI 3D Giant Theater at the Pink Palace Museum was awesome.

Students learned that a sound is a vibration and a wave. They participated in hands-on experiments about how an object is needed to make the sound, how the sound travels through the air or other mediums, and how the sound is received. They played Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star with palm pipes.

Students learned interesting facts about the habitats of animals that live in Africa.  During the dry season the elephants have to walk many miles to find water. They use mud as sunscreen.  The snakes hide in the dessert sand and use their tails to attract their prey.

Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures The African Safar Discovery by Jeff Brown is our next read aloud and book club selection.

A biography of the life of Dr. Maria Montessori was read for the first day of Montessori Education Week. The students learned that she was born in Italy in 1870 and died in Holland in 1952. She was an excellent student, a scientist, the first women doctor in Italy, an author, and an educator. She opened the first Montessori school in 1907.

Celebrate Montessori Week!

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