Lower School students began a new inquiry into the letter H for Health in FLIGHT this week. The students really impressed us with their knowledge of what it means to be healthy. They spoke so eloquently about what it means to not only be physically healthy but also emotionally healthy. Favorite quote: "You can go on a bike ride with friends. This way you are taking care of your body and your mind!"
Spanish has been off to a wonderful start this year in the Pre-Kinder classroom. Students are already well-adjusted to routines and greeting songs, and they are working hard to learn to talk about the weather and other things associated with the seasons of the year. In the fall, Pre-K learned the colors in Spanish as we discussed the changing leaves. Throughout the Winter, Pre-K began to learn some clothing and the body parts that each item keeps warm. They continued to practice colors by identifying the colors of their clothing. Talking about body parts and colors gives us lots of opportunities to play kinesthetic and interactive games, such as the class favorite "ratónes" in which students pretend to be mice fleeing from a hungry cat. To practice at home (and see something really adorable), consider encouraging your child to sing "5 ratóncitos" and show you how a mouse moves their body.