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Ronald L. Meinders Primary Learning Center

Building a Better World, One Student at a Time

 Science/Drama and Movement 
 
Name:MARLA A CZUMBLE
 
Phone:609-978-5700  EXT1207
 

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 IT IS A PLEASURE TO WELCOME THE CLASS OF 2015-2016 TO THE PLC!
 AS THE SCIENCE/DRAMA AND MOVEMENT I AM IN TWO CLASSROOMS. ROOM 19 IS THE DISCOVERY LAB WHERE THE CHILDREN HAVE SCIENCE LESSONS 2 TIMES PER WEEK.

 DRAMA AND MOVEMENT ARE HELD IN THE READING LIBRARY WHICH IS ROOM 15 ON FRIDAYS FOR THE FOLLOWING CLASSES : PII, KI, KM, KK, and PI. THE REMAINING CLASSES WILL SEE ME THE 2ND HALF OF THE YEAR. WHICH BEGINS ON FEBRUARY 5. SNEAKERS ARE APPRECIATED!!!
 
 
SCIENCE INFO
 
WE WILL BEGIN OUR LESSONS WITH AN OVERVIEW OF  BEING AN INDIVIDUAL AND HOW WE USE OUR HANDS AND FEET FOR ACTIONS. STUDENTS ALSO OBSERVED  A FEW SCIENCE TOOLS THAT WE WILL BE USING.
 
 
PRIMARY COLORS WITH COLOR WANDS AND OBSERVATION OF THE COLOR TUBES TO SEE COLORS MIX TO MAKE NEW COLORS WAS A BIG HIT! STUDENTS THEN PLAY A COLOR GAME AND SORT COLOR OBJECTS.
 
INTRODUCTION INTO THE WEATHER CHANGES THAT OCCUR IN FALL INCLUDED LEAF RUBBINGS.
 
 
 
 
WITH THE BEAUTIFUL FALL WEATHER THE CHILDREN ARE EXPLORING THE OUTDOOR GARDEN TO SEE WHAT WE CAN FIND WITH MAGNIFYING GLASSES.  A PRAYING MANTIS, BUTTERFLIES, AND FLOWERS ARE SEEN MOST FREQUENTLY.
 
WE MOVED ONTO THE TOPIC OF OUR BODY AND THE HUMAN SKELETON.  PUZZLE PIECE BONES AND X-RAYS HELP IN HAVING VISUAL ITEMS FOR ALL TO VIEW AND SHARE. NEXT, WE ENJOYED THE SKELETON DANCE!
 
COMING UP WE WILL BE EXPLORING THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:  GOURDS, PUMPKINS, GERMS  AND WEATHER. 
 
IN THE SCIENCE ROOM LOTS OF HANDS ON ACTIVITIES ARE BEING EXPLORED. IT IS STRESSED THAT THE STUDENTS ARE RESPECTFUL OF SCIENCE TOOLS AND MATERIALS. THANK YOU!
 
TAKING AN OATH NOT TO SHARE FOOD IS IMPORTANT WITH NUMEROUS ALLERGIES ESPECIALLY PEANUT ALLERGIES. THE CHILDREN VIEWED A SHORT DVD "ALEXANDER, THE ELEPHANT WHO COULD NOT EAT PEANUTS".
 
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION  MAY  BE SOME TOPICS FOR FUTURE LESSONS.
 
 
Moving along your children are focused and challenged in Science!
 
We will learn a number of new and exciting topics. The children will be using GLO GERMS with a blacklight to see how easy germs spread! YUCK!
 
Weather is a continuous topic, and the changes to the environment made by weather.( Which in Ocean County is visiblePl
 NUTRITION/FOOD GROUPS
Please ask your child to participate in a THINK,PAIR,SHARE activity with you!  Have fun!
(example: What do you think the NUTRITIONAL FACT label on a grocery item means? What does it tell us?  )
One student thought it was the train schedule! You have to LOVE it!
 
The food group speed game is always a big hit!  The children do well sorting the play food into their correct food group. We even to the game using a timer.
 
 
 
Sink/Float  Science exploration , Magnets, South and North Pole of a magnet  proved to be a success with the children.
 
As always, I do appreciate the primary student's enthusiasm  and LOVE my job:).
 
With the winter season, we observe animals in winter and habitat. Observing the construction of OYMPIA-the world's tallest snowwoman which was built in Bethel,Maine in 2008, children constructed towers!! FUN FOR ALL!!
 
Your child has had many experiences using discovery lab tools and technology.
Earth science topics included a study of ROCKS. 
 
Students participated in many interactive themes which included: Living/Non-Living, Nature walk, Insects, Weather/Seasons, and Arbor day/Earth day. The PLC students participate in a poster contest sponsored by Stafford Township each year for Arbor day. The topic generally is related to the importance of trees to the environment/groundwater.
 
Our second town poster contest is sponsored by Stafford Veterinary Hospital for National Pet Week. Proper pet care is emphasized.
 
Closing out the school year , we will conclude with Solar System, Dinosaurs, Summer/Sea life and assorted living things.
I am also responsible for the school HAND TILE project. Every Kindergarten student will have their hand tile on The Primary Learning Center's hallway walls.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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