In March, the kids enjoyed listening to books written and illustrated by Eric Carle. We read The Hungry Caterpillar; The Very Busy Spider; Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?; Do You Want To Be My Friend; The Secret Birthday Message; The Grouchy Ladybug; The Foolish Turtle; A House For Hermit Crab; The Very Quiet Cricket; Draw Me A Star; Today Is Monday; My Apron; The Very Clumsy Click Beetle; Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too; Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? and Mister Seahorse.
We discussed the lifecycle of the butterfly after reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the kids made a book about the lifecycle. We also discussed the different types of webs that spiders make and how a spider makes his web and why. The kids made a craft with Ms. Michelle based on the art of Eric Carle. They took tissue paper and painted on it. They then cut shapes out of the tissue paper and glued them onto the paper to make animals. Some of the animals that the kids made included: spiders, ladybugs, dolphins, rabbits and foxes. They had fun!
This month we will be learning about different types of flowers. The kids will discover the names of the parts of the flower and their functions. They will also learn the names of some common flowers. The kids will dissect different types of flowers to see the insides of the flower, as well as how they are alike and how they are different, They will get the chance to plant flower seeds and watch them grow. We will also talk about how flowers get pollinated by different types of insects.
On the 21st of April, the kids will perform in the Spring Showcase, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. I hope to see everyone there!
At the end of April, student-led visits will occur. I will send out more information as the day approaches.