Ms. Washington


MS. Nicole & Ms. Regina

 ROOM 109

Trees Study

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Our class will start the Trees Study on October 22, 2018. We’ll be observing and comparing trees to learn about what lives in them, what they’re made from, and who cares for them. We hope that this study will help children explore and appreciate nature. As we study trees, we will use literacy, math, the arts, and technology to explore the topic in depth. We will learn important social studies and scientific concepts through firsthand investigations.

If you’re able to take a “tree walk” with your child, we would appreciate your help in collecting tree parts to investigate. I know some of the children have already collected interesting tree parts on their way to school! If you can, please take a bag to a tree area and collect things that have fallen, such as leaves, bark, acorns, twigs, flowers, fruit, or pine cones.  Even bringing in a live, potted tree would be exciting to take care of and watch grow. Your tree part collections will be very helpful for exploration and investigations during the study!

We ask for your help to enrich the children’s learning. If you work with trees, please let us know! Perhaps you’re gardener, tree trimmer, or nursery worker. Even if your job is unrelated to trees, you be involved in our study. Extra hands always help!

What You Can Do at Home

You can help your child explore and appreciate nature by learning about trees. Invite your child to talk about trees. Share stories about your childhood memories involving trees and games you might have played. Wonder aloud with your child to encourage his or her thinking about trees.

At the end of our study, we’ll have a celebration to show you what we learned (date will be announced). Thank you for playing such an important role in the children’s learning.


WOW! Experiences- Please let us know if you’d like to sign up for any of the following activities to do with our class! We can discuss a date and time that works best!

Suggested WOW! Experiences:

  • Visit from a family member to tell a story about trees
  • Visit from family member who eats/cooks food grown on trees
  • Visit from someone who takes care of trees
  • Visit from a person who makes out of wood