The highlight of this week was getting the opportunity to hold butterflies in our butterfly tent on Tuesday. This is a pretty magical experience and the kids did such an amazing job being gentle when holding the butterflies.
On Tuesday the kids made fuzzy caterpillars using tongue depressors, puff balls and chenille stems.
On Thursday the kids assembled their "Very Hungry Caterpillar" story bags and practiced re-telling the story using all of the props they had made over the past week. The kids LOVED re-telling the story to each other and us.
On Thursday we started a multi-day project of building houses using wood, hot glue and a piece of sturdy cardboard as a base. Half the class assembled their houses on Thursday and the rest will make their houses on Tuesday.
In our water tub this week we had dirt, silk flowers and vases.
Creative art occurred all over the classroom this week including at the painting easels, creation station and the dry erase board.
We had giant tinker toys available at our building table this week.
At our light table we had the life cycle of frogs and butterflies. It was fun to see these creatures in all stages of their development.
At our flannel board we had the flannel pieces for The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The kids loved using this opportunity to tell the story here as well.
We pulled out a game called Honey Bee Tree this week. This game was very popular but the kids needed some support to play it. We will have this as a parent led activity next week so the kids can all learn how to play it!
Here is a peek of all the action happening around the room this week.
The kids LOVE sharing their houses with friends.
During circle time this week, Teacher Susie read a silly story about a guinea pig who wore glasses.
We love playing with your kids!
Teacher Meghan and Teacher Susie