Fireflies

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For the Love of Books!This month we have been encouraging a love of books. This awesome exploration has taken us on a journey to learn about the plot or problem in a book, the characters, and the different parts of a book. As we got more involved in our investigation we learned that we love rhyming...
Learning in the GardenThe Fireflies have been working diligently in the garden this month.We started by digging in the garden and enjoyed exploring all of the living creatures that come with turning the soil over. Everyday was a new adventure.As part of our garden investigation, we discussed our...
Map-Making SensationThe Fireflies recently explored maps! The theme started when we observed the Fireflies drawing treasure maps and dressing up as pirates. Based on the children's enthusiasm, we decided to start a study of maps. We talked about what maps are and documented their ideas on the...
Eating Right from the Startwritten by Lead Teacher Joann Schock In all the years that I have been teaching and with all the kids that have come through my classroom, I can tell you that everyone is interested in what is good for their bodies. The idea that food can help you to be healthy and strong...
Helping Children Learn Through PlayIn the Fireflies, we kicked off the year by investigating the jobs that the children act out during free play. We began by talking about their fee play experiences during morning meeting. We made a graph together of jobs to learn about. As we were talking, we...

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