NUTRITION & COOKING
Children will have a fun hands-on cooking experience. They will learn to read a recipe, follow instructions and eat what they make. Students will measure liquid and dry ingredients. They will handle kitchen utensils such as hand beaters, sieves, graters, scales, etc. They will work as a team, learn to set a table and of course tidy up their own mess!
Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops! We will learn about this fascinating group of reptiles that once ruled the earth. The children will study their shapes, sizes and habitat. Our junior paleontologists will participate in a mini dinosaur dig! Learn the differences between meat eating and plant eating animals and look at some dinosaur teeth up close.
The students will learn to identify and name some of the creatures in the sea. They will learn their characteristics and habitat among many fun fish facts!
We will learn all about the animals that live on the farm, the food they provide for us, as well as the many jobs of the farmer. On one day of the week we will have the opportunity to feed and pet real live animals in a mini farm in our very own front yard.
BUGS & INSECTS
Insects are everywhere! Insects are believed to outnumber any other type of animal on earth! The children will explore and learn about the fantastic lives of beetles, butterflies, caterpillars and ants.
Ever wonder how a bird flies or how long a baby bird must be inside an egg before it hatches? These questions and many more will be investigated during our study of birds.
Students will learn all about the sun, moon, planets and asteroids. They will learn about the Earth and its position in space, day, night and year.
WEATHER & WATER
The students will learn all the different kinds of weather conditions they might encounter when they go outside! From sunny days with cool breezes to violent rainstorms and frigid blizzards are some of the weather conditions the students will learn about. Students will also participate in a “Bubble Show”. They will learn how bubbles form, why they’re spherical, how to make a cube bubble and the science of bubble bursting!
Students will learn about the Rain Forest Layers- Forest Floor, The Understory, The Canopy and the Emergent Layer.
Students will learn fun facts about the Hawaiian culture, foods, festival and rainforests. We will end the week with a Hawaiian Luau!
Students will learn fun facts about the Mexican culture, foods, festivals and language. We will end the week with a Mexican fiesta!
Students will learn about different groups of people who help in our neighborhoods by offering their services or goods. They will learn about the different jobs and responsibilities people have in their communities. Firefighters, police officers and paramedics help keep the community safe. Doctors, nurses and dentists help keep people healthy. Our local police will visit the students to talk to them about safety. The students will also have a community workers dress up parade!
- Take a bus or take a train.
- Take a boat or take a plane.
- Take a taxi or a car,
- May be near or may be far.
- Take a spaceship to the moon, but be sure to be back soon!
We will have a visit from our local Fire Department and Police Department during this week. We’ll end this week with our very own Wheels Day. Children may bring their bike, scooter, roller blades or skates to school on this day.
- Dinosaur Egg Hunt
- Dentist Visit
- Police Office Visit
- Fireman Visit
- Junior Olympics
- Puppet Show
- Petting Zoo
- Shaved Ice Party
- Hawaiian Luau
- Water Play
- Sea Sand & Surf
- Happy Birds
- Arts & Crafts
- Community Workers Dress Up Parade
Academics: Including the weekly science lessons & activities, students will have hands on math, language, reading and writing practice daily to maintain & improve the skills they learned during the school year
Arts & Crafts: Students will participate in weekly themed arts and crafts activities each week
Junior Olympics: Students must wear tennis shoes to participate in the Junior Olympics
Cooking Week: Students will learn hands on cooking skills and eat their creations. A permission to eat sign-up sheet will be posted prior to cooking week
Sun Screen: Please apply sun screen on your child when you drop him/her off to school
Activities: All activities will take place at Monarch in the morning. Activities and themes are subject to change with notice.