The girls loved seeing the ladybugs on the playground, and would often bring them to us to view. A natural part of spring is the new growth everywhere and, of course, insects of many kinds. We decided to further explore insects, especially the ladybug! Among the books we read were Eric Carle's beloved "The Grouchy Ladybug" and "The Ladybug Girl" by David Soman. We learned the following facts about ladybugs:
-they are insects
-an insect's body has three parts, head, thorax, and abdomen
-two antennae which helps them feel, smell, and know the world around them
-they have six legs
-they protect plants by eating aphids (tiny bugs that destroy the plant)
As we read the book "Ladybug Girl", the girls decided they would love to "become" lady bug girls and the creativity began. They loved making their ladybug vest and antennae crowns and were so excited to go to carpool as "Ladybug Girls"!
Five little Ladybugs climbing up a door
One few away and then there were four.
Four little ladybugs sitting on a tree,
One flew away and then there were three.
Three little ladybugs landed on a shoe,
One flew away and then there were two.
Two little ladybugs looking for some fun
One flew away and then there was none.
One little ladybug sitting in the sun
She flew away and then there were none!
Our Ladybug Pictures
We have spent lots of time talking about our moms and how special they are. Of course, with Mother's Day this Sunday, we have made some special gifts and also "interviewed" each girl about their moms. We think you will enjoy reading their answers to several questions they were asked. Just to give you a little feed back to some things we asked, these were some of the highlights! When asked what their favorite household chore was the answer was vacuuming in most cases with mopping the kitchen floor a close second! Trips you would like to take were to New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Lego Land and Paris France! What does your mom tell you each day? The girls said "to have a good day", and "my mom always tells me it is going to be a good day" and to "be good'! Great advice! Most of you like to relax by going to bed. Some favorite shows are Smurf and The Bachelor!
When asked the question, "Why do you love your mom?" here are some very sweet responses:
Malia..."She takes me to the store"
Smith..."She is nice to me and we have Christmas together. She gives me hugs."
Eden..."She gives me a band aid when I hurt my finger."
Briella..."She loves me too!"
Olivia..."She gives me hugs!"
London..."She is special, we love to play chase!"
Rease,,,"She gives me a bath!"
Olivia Mae..."She gives me hugs!"
Grace..."She gives me hugs all the time!"
Lele..."She really takes care of me, and she loves my dog!"
Ari..."She took me to Disneyworld!"
Evan..."She loves me and I love her!"
Annie..."We play together!"
They love each of you so much, and as someone said, "I love my mom because her heart makes me happy." That just about says it all!
Happy Mother's Day to each of you!
We enjoyed a beautiful day at the farm where the girls had a chance to see, feel, smell, and taste (if they chose to) the many plants and flowers that are growing there. They saw the beautiful snapdragons and got to pick blue corn flowers which Mrs. Riddle let them bring back to the classroom. They saw fresh kale, swiss chard and mint growing and loved smelling the mint! And the lemon basil was delightful with the wonderful smell of lemon. A few weeks ago we had planted pumpkin seeds in the classroom and the girls got to see how they had sprouted but were not quite ready to plant in the ground. Mrs. Riddle promised they would be ready to see this fall when the girls were in JK. A wonderful experience to understand the growing cycle and have this hands on opportunity. Our girls planted corn after they were shown how to dig a hole with their finger, drop the corn seed in the hole and then cover it back up so it then could root and grow. The girls realized that they then needed to water their planted seeds and with that, Mrs. Riddle turned on the farm sprinklers and the girls absolutely loved it! We are very fortunate to have our own working farm at Hutchison. It adds the final touch of a well rounded and diverse opportunity for the girls to experience this amazing cycle of planting, growing, and harvesting the fresh flowers, vegetables, and herbs they consume and enjoy in everyday life. "Thanks" Mrs. Riddle for a fun morning and teaching us so many things about our farm!!
Lastly, thanks to each mom for spending the morning with your daughter at our special event. Time is so short, they are growing up so fast, and these are the special times with your daughters that will always be remembered. Thank you!
Enjoy the slideshows of these two fun days in Pre-K!
Our Visit To The Farm
Our morning projects with our Moms!