Wondering what's happening in each classroom this week at Fusion? Take a look!
(As you are reading through this please keep in mind that ALL subjects are taught/experienced at a level that is appropriate for our young learners... The subject matter at Fusion keeps them engaged and excited to learn more, which is why preschool at Fusion is so effective.)
...in the BLUE room...
This month we will take students on a journey through time, allowing them to experience and learn about some of the most famous and talented authors the world has seen. We will start our journey around 500 BC during the time of Aesop.
Little is known about the man we call Aesop. It is believed that he lived and created his stories around 500 BC. No one knows exactly from where he came, just that he became famous during his lifetime for the stories he told. These fables, as they came to be known, always had some sort of meaning or lesson to be learned. Aesop’s Fables were orally passed on through the years and were finally written down around 300 BC. It was not until 1484 when his fables were finally published in the English language (Cech, 2009).
...in the GREEN room...
This month we will be transforming the Green Room into a laboratory where students are not only given the opportunity to learn about several famous inventors of our time, but also dabble in the art of inventing!
This month #FusionKids will take a journey through history “meeting” several of the most important individuals in history. Without the inventions of these amazing men, our world and the society we live in would be a very different place.
To start the month, we will be introducing students to one of the most famous men in history, Thomas Alva Edison. Thomas Edison, while best known for his perfection of the light bulb technology, made several inventions that contributed greatly to society. Born on February 11, 1847, Thomas Alva Edison was curious about the world around him from a very early age. He experimented constantly, his first true invention being the phonograph in 1878. Inventing a light bulb, the “invention” he is most famous for, for commercial use was not far behind in 1879. Thomas Edison went on to invent and create a great many thing before his death in 1931 (i.e. cinema projection, kinetophone, cement plant, etc.).
...in the RED room...
This month we will be “on-tour” with musicians who created some of the greatest music during some of the most important eras in history. We will start our tour in the 1930’s and 1940’s during the era of swing.
Swing music started its rise in popularity after the Great Depression. During the 1930’s swing could be heard on records and the radio and had reached every city in America due to the amount of traveling around the U.S. the bands did. The swing era is considered by many to have been a cultural revolution where clothing, dancing and even speech changed to fit into the mold of the day. Jitterbug dancing also became hugely popular during the swing era. Popular artists included Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.
AND this is ONLY the first week! What a great month of learning fun we have in store for #FusionKids! As always, should you have any questions or concerns about the curriculum, learning goals, or your specific school site, please let us know! We are here to help you have the very best preschool experience possible with your little one.
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