We read the book, “The Little House” and talked about how the land around us can change. The students were shocked to see the transformation from a little house in the country to an entire city being built up around it. We talked about how our environment around us has changed: houses built, trees cut down or trees planted, roads paved, etc.
We introduced the word “adapt” to the students– getting used to something new/making a change to fit our needs, this led us into our last lesson about adapting to different situations. We discussed the birds and squirrels living in the trees in our backyards. Then the students were told that those trees were being cut down! We talked about what would happen to the birds and the squirrels that lived there. The students came up with the ideas that they would have to move- and they couldn’t stay in that yard anymore. We call that “adapting” or changing. We talked about how we have four different seasons and we do different things to adapt during each of them.
Winter: Wear a winter coat, Shovel the sidewalk, Turn up the heat, Wear hats and gloves
Spring: Open windows, Plant flowers, Use umbrellas
Summer: Swim, Eat popsicles, Use fans and air conditioning, Wear sunscreen
Fall: Wear sweaters, Rake the leaves, Go apple picking, Drink cider
We wrapped up our Geography unit here at school but we will keep practicing those addresses! Continue working on your home address with your child!