Surprisingly, a hen laid one white and shiny egg near the cups and water cooler on the playground! The next day another egg appeared. Then, once the second egg was laid, Ms. Michelle moved the eggs because the chicken was pooping on the cups! The eggs were moved by the side of the path in the bushes, where you enter and exit the playground. So be sure to look out for a hen in a crate next time you walk by.
I brought the hen some water and food, but after researching all about chickens, I found out she didn’t need it. When hens are broody they don’t actually need food or water or to use the bathroom! Imagine not eating or using the bathroom for twenty-one days!
In class we made a chart to mark off the days of incubation. Once the hen has begun sitting on the eggs, it takes twenty-one days for them to hatch. We think the due date is around
February 1st . Look out for her and her MBTS baby chicks!
Lower Elementary parents enjoyed a brief glimpse into their child’s work in the classroom as both LED and LEU classrooms hosted Montessori Parent Mornings throughout this past week.
During a Montessori Morning, parents are invited to drop in between 8:00 and 8:30 am and spend some time with their child as he or she demonstrates a few pieces of independently-selected work. Each grade has its own designated day, to ensure that there is space for every child to be able to focus and concentrate on sharing their work with parents.
These mornings are always very well-attended, and it is a pleasure to observe the children proudly exhibit their knowledge and skills. Thank you to all of the Lower Elementary parents who attended the Montessori Mornings this week!
This term in LEU we are studying the continent of Europe. Students have brushed up on their geography knowledge, naming countries and capitals. We’ve also focused on famous landmarks and identified land and water forms. We have learnt about animals, foods, flags, cultures and traditions from many different places in Europe. Students have enjoyed reading and researching their own independent project work, and we have learnt lots of new and interesting facts!