found a live cicada and the fattest Swallowtail caterpillar I’ve ever
seen during recess. Waelyn very excitedly invited the older kids
to come see the “Swallow-pillar.”
All this bug catching has been very interesting but I wanted to give the kids an opportunity to observe nature without bringing it home in a jar. On Thursday, we trekked out to Kent Park and took a little hike. Carrera’s mom, Kate, came with us – thank you, Kate! I am pleased to discover that I have some good little hikers!
Further down the trail, we stopped to share a snack under an Oak Tree, read the Lorax, and headed back on the trail. We had a scavenger hunt to help keep us moving along; the students enjoyed finding different objects like a spider, a butterfly, damaged foliage (from bug’s eating), and a gall (where bugs lay their eggs in plants), etc. I would like to take the kids there again when the trees change colors in the fall.
During circle time this week we worked on our days of the week in Spanish and English. We learned a song to help us remember. We always sing a “Buenos Días” song to the tune of “Are You Sleeping?” Ask your child to sing this for you! We are working on colors in Spanish and I introduced the song “La Araña Pequeñita/Itsy-bitsy Spider.”
We recorded our “Robot Song” and we listened to it during
snack time. Pretty good for a first song! Check out our recorded version below!