Parent Letters

Mixtures and Potions 2017: Slime

Dear Parents, Our lesson today focused on a few of the many different kinds of scientists that work in our world. We began by reading Mixing and Separating (Working with Materials) by Chris Oxlade. Here we were introduced to the vocabulary words…

Season Safari 2017, Fall!

Dear Parents, We explored the final season this week…fall! We brainstormed all the fun, fall things we like to do and talked about the change of weather that occurs during autumn. Leaves change color and fall off the trees. We…

Season Safari 2017: Summer

Dear Parents, Summer has finally arrived! (Well, at TLaS! it has…for this week!) Today we learned that during the summer months the sun appears to be high overhead. If we watch the clock we will see that there are more…

Season Safari 2017, Spring!

Dear Parents, Spring has sprung! Our safari through the seasons continued this week focusing on spring! We discussed temperature and precipitation, again, because these weather concepts recur in every season. Spring precipitation is rain! We explored the water cycle today.…

Season Safari 2017: Winter

Dear Parents, Today we began our Season Safari. We learned that a year is divided into four parts. Each part is a season that has different weather and a name. We explored the season of winter. Mother Nature has cooperated…

The Dot 2017

Dear Parents, Today during our STEAM event we explored the properties of matter. We began by reading What Is the World Made Of? All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld and Paul Meisel. Our experiment today focused on the…