Spread Your Wings and Fly Butterflies!

It finally happened. Our tiny caterpillars have fled their nest and set out into the big, open world. Ever since we got our caterpillars, we have been anticipating the day that they would turn into butterflies. We sang songs about butterflies, created butterfly art and even learned the meaning of the words metamorphosis and chrysalis. We are all saddened by the fact that we had to let the butterflies go; however, we are thankful for the time that we spent with them.

Van Gogh Sunflowers inspired paintings…

The children have been learning about the life of Van Gogh through this fun children’s story, “Van Gogh and the sunflowers”, by Laurence Anholt. We also looked at many photos of sunflowers, fields of sunflowers and Van Gogh’s many still life paintings.

I also demonstrated how to paint a vase filled with flowers, which they loved seeing and creating.

Enjoy the beautiful paintings…

-Mrs. Monica

“Indoor Gardening “

On April 2, we started “indoor planting.”  As you know young children lose interest fast, so we thought, “What will grow fast?”  Walaaah! “Beans!”  We read books about plant life cycle,  then planted beans in a zip lock bag and attentively watched for the outcome.  The children saw the different stages in a matter of 7 days.

We also planted many other plants; tomatoes, bell peppers, corn, winter squash, cucumbers, carrots, parsley, basil and chives.  “Come have a look.” We are hoping for the best garden ever.

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Welcome Spring!

Room 3 welcomes spring with open arms and open hearts. We kicked off the new season with a variety of activities from painting butterflies and flowers to learning about dance. Also, a spontaneous interest in volcanoes led us to create our very own volcano in our yard. With some vinegar, food coloring, and baking soda, we were able to replicate a colorful lava flow! We have a lot of different things to look forward to as the year progresses, so keep an eye out for the next blog post.

Easter in Room 5

Hello from Room 5!

We have been quite busy this past week; dying eggs, making rice crispy eggs and hearing the Easter story.

Each of our friends had the opportunity to dye an egg by picking out the food coloring(s) they wanted and placing a few drops on a scoop of rice. Next, they placed the egg on the rice, closed the container, and shook it! Each egg that was decorated had a very unique design!

After we dyed the eggs, we all had the chance to make some yummy rice crispy treats and put it inside a plastic egg!

We have all heard the Easter story, and I know that God is working in our little ones lives and they are able to recall most of the story! Blessings to you all!