What We Did Last Week.... Explorers

The Explorers are our Three Day/Half Day - (Homeschool Hybrid) group.

Hello, Red Oak families!  This week was a short one, but still full of learning and exploration. We got to enjoy the iglu made by the Page Fisher family for a day before the rain dissolved its glue.  We were sad to see it go, but the students had fun playing in it while we could!

We are collecting diaper packs for refugee families here in Columbus and money to send to buy diapers in refugee camps in Serbia, France, and Greece until March 10. We will be making welcome to Columbus cards to include with the diaper packs next week.

The Explorers read the book Teacup and created timelines of their day using analog clock drawings, and finished their I Have a Dream writing.

After time, our next math focus will be addition and subtraction, with multiplication and division for older students. 

In science this week we enjoyed checking in on our bread mold experiment. Many of the groups have begun seeing some changes begin to show.  We enjoyed getting out the magnifying glasses to help in creating our detailed entries in our observation journals.

This week in Material World we journeyed to South Africa. We discussed Nelson Mandela and his role in the country's history. Explorers had the chance to work on a kente cloth weaving, a textile that originated from the Ashanti people of Ghana. 

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