Nov 2017

OSL Is Back In Session!

Posted On: 11/30/2017
By: Kaitlyn Deis

The scientists were all so excited to get back in the lab this week! Thank you for your patience over the past few weeks as I was asked to support the Elm room through Khaliha’a illness. All of the days that we missed in the lab will be rescheduled. The first make-up session will be Friday, December 1st!


Did you know that we begin every session with a note? The scientists work together to decipher the note by underling the sounds and words they recognize. This week our note was particularly long and tricky and the children were eager to discover what activity we would be doing in the lab. Many of the scientists noticed that there were some puzzle or sight words that they have been practicing in their classrooms as well as many other words that do not follow the rules!



This week we are delving into our study of animals! To begin I informed the children that that we were going to learn about six different animal types/classifications. The scientists brainstormed and came up with deer, mouse, rabbit, etc. These all being examples of one type, mammals, we discussed their unique characteristics such as hair and giving birth to live young. This lead into our discovery of all the different types of animals: reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians, and the least familiar arthropods.

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Then the scientists were invited to play a game in the forest! For this game unique characteristics of each animal type were scattered on cards in the forest. The scientists worked together to gather all of their data and then sort the characteristic cards into each animal class category.



We will continue our study of animal classifications for the next few sessions!


It was so wonderful to be back in the lab and out in the forest! ~Heather