Adventures in Life! The Study of Plants & Critters
Teacher; Mrs. Sydejko
Cost: $512 - 3 hour class! Payable in 4 monthly payments of $128
Material Fees: $35
Class Focus: science, math and reading
Enter the world of the Life Science strand doing engaging hands-on activities and experiments! In this class we will focus on learning about the plant and animal kingdom. We will explore the basic life structure of a cell by making models then move into more complex life structures by looking at plants and animals. Students will conduct experiments on real plants, learning the different types and life cycles of plants from seed to adult. The students will become “Budding Botanists” investigating plants, dissecting plants, and exploring germination.
Students will also investigate the animal kingdom. We will be also be working
with live specimens studying insects, isopods, crickets, and snails. We will then
move on to learn about animals such as bats and wolves.
Reading and math skills will be integrated with the life science strand by reading
about plants and animals, measuring, recording data, and graphing. Reading expository books and passages for understanding will be a focus. Math curriculum will focus on problem solving strategies. Hands on activities using
manipulatives will teach the problem solving strategies such as; writing number
sentences, draw out the problem, guess and check, organize information, look
for patterns, use logical thinking and work backwards. The activities will reach
across the mathematics standards using multiplication, time, measuring, fractions, geometry, division, adding, subtraction and patterns.
Reading and writing will be incorporated by reading expository books and passages, learning to answer comprehension questions while learning reading strategies. Writing about our thinking process in math and using the scientific
method will add to students writing abilities.
This will be a very exciting, fun, active class that will keep your child talking way
after the class period! Please join me in this great adventure.