It is really spring! Birds fly by. The sun shines. Rain falls. The seeds grow so round and full they start to burst open a little. Now they are not seeds any more. They are plants. First they send roots down into the earth. Then their little stems and leaves begin to grow up toward the sun and air.
~ from The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Like Eric Carle says in his story about the tiny seed, the birds are flying right outside our windows. We have seen cardinals and robins looking for food and materials to build their nests. The sun is shining. The clouds are sending rain. The REAL bees are buzzing! And your little Hutchison honeybees are buzzing, too. They are busy buzzing around the room with an excitement about new things they can do and new things they are learning.
Mrs. Oates and the girls are painting tissue paper, Eric Carle-style, as we begin our author study of his beautiful books. It's a long process! The girls will create a collage when they finish making paper.
Working together on spring puzzles and building flower gardens in the blocks.
Counting leaves on flower stems - number recognition and 1:1 correspondence.
Creating a flower scene with shapes
and oil pastels.