Last week, along with pirate week, we learned all about butterflies and the life cycle! On Friday, the kids were given a “thinking bag”, containing 4 items and they had to think how the items connected to what they had learned about the life cycle. This wasn’t hard for these smart kinders to connect. After talking about the items and putting them in order, we were able to enjoy a little butterfly treat.
This week we soaked up the beautiful weather and got to work in the garden! A few weeks ago, we worked hard on cleaning out the garden beds to prepare for our planting. The nice women of the Wyndham garden club joined us again to tell us all about butterflies and the flowers they enjoy. We were given seeds and planted in hopes of seeing some blooms in the coming weeks along with butterflies. Stay tuned!
It’s finally starting to feel like spring! This week we celebrate with many fun spring things and even enjoyed the spring weather. With help from the Wyndham garden club, we cleaned out flower beds to prep the soil for planting and hopefully the return of butterflies to our garden. We also got buggy and put on an adorable spring performance and enjoyed the warm sunshine as we wrote about our favorite spring things. We hope spring is here to stay!
On Tuesday, we made predictions about what we thought would happen to peeps put in different liquids. We put one in water, soda and vinegar. Over the past two days, we observed what was happening while the peeps were in the cups. Yesterday, we took out the peeps and observed with our eyes, hands and even noses what had happened. We were surprised by our results that the one in the soda was the only one that didn’t fall apart!
Reporting back! A sneaky visitor made a visit to our classroom over the weekend, but sadly we didn’t have any luck catching him. The leprechaun left behind a mess of the traps,footprints, lucky shamrocks and was even nice enough to leave a little morning treat. In his note, he said he left behind something for us to taste the rainbow, so we enjoyed some fruit loops and did our morning work on the floor where he had thrown our journals!