January 22 - February 2, 2018
We have had so much fun learning all about polar animals - penguins and polar bears! We did lots of fun activities and enjoyed learning all about these animals!
We learned specifically about emperor penguins! During the harsh cold climate in the Arctic, the penguins huddle together in colonies or rookeries to stay warm. All of the penguins rotate from being on the outside of the rookery to being on the inside. After the mommy emperor penguin hatches an egg, the daddy penguin holds the egg on the top of it's feet and has an extra flap of skin to cover the egg to keep it warm until the egg hatches into a baby chick. During that time the mommy looks for food! We also learned that penguins are birds but they cannot fly! Very neat!
In addition, we learned all about polar bears! Polar bears are the largest bears on earth! They have black skin, thick fur and a layer of fat called blubber to keep them warm in the icy Arctic! They are good swimmers and like to hunt and eat seals. Baby polar bears are called cubs. So cool!
Stay tuned the next couple of weeks we will start a new unit to celebrate Valentine's Day called, God is Love!
During Jesus time, we learned about Jesus and his twelve disciples as well as Jesus and his first miracle! We discussed how each and every one of us can be Jesus' helpers or disciples by sharing the Gospel, which is the Good News, which is Jesus! God sent Jesus to save us from all of our sins so we may have eternal life with them in Heaven!! We share with the kiddos that by showing the fruits of the spirit they are shining their lights for Jesus and sharing the Gospel!! So awesome! Check out our fruit of the spirit tree, it has grown so much, so amazing!!