Outside the classroom on our porch, we all watched with great excitement as a Junco nest hatched and eventually fledged four baby birds. We had an impromptu lesson in the occasional sadness of nature, as well, when a second batch of eggs in the same nest became breakfast for a squirrel.
We enjoyed visits from residents of Aegis, and an in-house field trip with the Reptile Man was a great hit! The kindergarteners participated in the elementary school's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream as forest animals.
Next month we will be observing the growth of ladybug and butterfly larvae and hope to be able to release our adult insects before the end of school. We'll take a closer look at the life cycles of both insects as we enjoy these last three weeks of school before summer.