The children were able to apply their understanding of what fireworks are in their play. A loud sound and different colors in the air were present. This play required Aiden and Era to play cooperatively and communicate with each other to successfully make fireworks.
Unfortunately, Santa's response arrived after our last day of class however it was still exciting because we got to open and read it on our first day back. The letter answered some of our questions and described Santa's and Mrs. Claus's passion for gardening. Because their garden is magical they are able to grow plants that thrive in warmer and cooler climates. The letter explained that they often bring home plants and seeds from their travels all over the world to grow in their garden. The letter also included a pack of sunflower seeds for us to grow in our classroom. Everyone had an opportunity to either plant or water the seeds. The children were thrilled to be able to bring a bit of Santa's magic to our window sills. Until next time Jordan
Until next time
We did a science experiment with milk, food coloring and dish soap. The children were curious how the colors blended as they added the dish soap. Many of the children needed to repeat the experiment as they wanted to understand what caused the colors to mix or maybe they just enjoyed watching the pattern the colors made.
We have learned so much through our postcard exchange. As we wait for a few more postcards and letters to arrive, we have been exploring different countries and how people and animals live. We see that there are many differences yet many similarities as well. Throughout this whole process, there have been a lot of learning opportunities from other schools. In the end, we concluded that no matter how different we are, we will always have friends around the globe.