At our Zoo class this week, our kids learned how some animals use blubber and fur keep warm in cold evironments. They also checked on the progress of their worm farms they made last week, and they set their worms free outside. Documenting what different feathers look like under a microscope. Documenting how long they can keep their hands in cold water with different insulation to demonstrate how various animals stay warm. Observing how hairless animals keep warm by huddling.
In our blog posts, we usually feature the activities our kids do; their beautiful, inquisitive, and engaged little faces are wonderful to look at. But our parents are important, too. Without the collective participation of our very special parents, City Kids could not work. We all work together to make the co-op a fun and friendly place to learn and play; we are building our own wonderful, little family! For this blog post, we would like to feature the beautiful cloth map o
During Zoo class this week, City Kids learned about vertical migration and winter homes. Our kids worked together to create worm farms that demonstrate the way worms bury themselves deep in the ground during cold weather. Continuing our unit on Africa, our kids had a lesson about the Ancient Kingdoms of Mali and Ghana. They learned about taxes, and the gold and salt trade in the ancient Kingdoms. We played some fun games to demonstrate the lesson, and the kids made jewlery
City Kids is back at the Zoo this week! This session, our kids are learning about how animals adapt to cold environments. For this week, City Kids learned what happens to the environment when seasons change. The kids did an experiment with leaves that illustrates how leaves change/lose their color. The kids also did an experiment hiding and finding acorns to illustrate how squirrels store them for the winter. This happened. For geography/world culture day, we started our un