Monday, May 20, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

End of the Year Sing

As promised, I videotaped our sing today so even those who couldn't make it can see what a great job the kids did!

We did:
Slippery Fish
Un Pulpito (Slippery Fish in Spanish)
ABC Disco
Spanish ABCs
One Small Voice

The kids did a fabulous job even performing in a gym full of people!



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bug Hunt

This afternoon we went out in the field around the school to hunt for bugs.

We found:
-a little flying gnat type bug on a leaf
-a teeny spider
-a huge (by my standards) spider

JTT found the spider after VERY carefully looking in a hole. Though I have a very difficult time around spiders (EEEK!) I put on my big girl boots and helped him catch it. He ran away scared and left me alone!

We also had a blast blowing dandelions! 

Waiting for Butterflies

Our caterpillars have now each turned to a chrysalis!

At the end of last week our caterpillars finished eating and eating. Then they crawled to the top of the cups, hung upside down in a J shape, and their bodies began to change. We learned after they are changed it is called a "chrysalis". Although, in the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, the caterpillar builds a cocoon, we learned that butterflies change into chrysalides (the proper plural form of the word).

Moths build cocoons around themselves. A butterfly caterpillar's body changes and hardens and it is called a chrysalis. After they had changed for 24 hours, Miss Stephanie carefully lifted them out and hung the disks they are hanging from to the side of the butterfly garden. Now we wait about a week for our butterflies to come out!

Check out Miss Erin signing the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar