As the spooktacular month of October draws to a close in Casa, we had fun bidding it “boo-bye” in style with a costume/pajama party on the final day of school before the half-term break. On November 2nd, Casa teachers and students will be returning to school rested, rejuvenated, and ready for a new month full of learning and excitement!
In October we had a brief introduction to the 7 continents. November will mark our first month-long and in-depth exploration of an individual continent: Australasia. We will learn about its history, geography, climate, and culture, and about many of the amazing creatures that reside on its land and in its waters.
Coincidentally, our continent of focus will be complimented nicely by our creepy crawly November theme: Bugs! We are certain Australasia will provide many amazing insects worthy of inspection, and we shall also learn about bugs from around the globe and even spend a special week dedicated to those found right here in the Cayman Islands.
In November, we will be embarking on our much-anticipated and very first Casa field trip of the school year! Stay tuned for further details.
Have a wonderful ‘boo’reak and see you in November!
What a busy September we had in Casa! We welcomed new faces and returning ones, and are settling in nicely to our surroundings and routines.
In October we will explore the theme “Planet Earth”. We will study different land and water formations such as islands, lakes, mountains and valleys, and see the different types of weather that affect different parts of the globe. We will take a look at how the Earth’s “furious forces” such as volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis shape our planet. We will also begin our studies of the 7 continents, learning their names and location on the globe. Finally, we will take a closer look at “These Cayman Isles” and will learn about the discovery, geography and history of the three Cayman Islands.
Don’t forget to send in any interesting items related to our theme for Show and Tell. It’s a great opportunity for kids to build confidence and practice their public speaking skills!
April’s theme will be Precious Planet: Keeping the Earth Green, and we will be learning ways to keep our planet clean for future generations. We will begin by studying biomes and ecosystems on Earth, such as rainforests, deserts, tundras. We will also be looking at ways to help preserve the natural beauty and balance of our planet using the 4 Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink. The children will learn ways to recycle materials such as plastic, aluminum and glass.
We are planning a beach clean up to get into the spirit of Earth Day on April 22nd! The kids will be encouraged to keep our beautiful island green and clean, and we will also discuss the global impact of pollution. Finally, we will take a closer look at endangered animals and extinction, and how we are in danger of losing animals such as the Amur Leopard and Black Rhino.
We would like to wish all MBTS families a safe and relaxing Spring Break, and look forward to seeing you all again April 13th!