Sunday, April 3, 2011


This week we learned about bugs and their lifecycle.  It was very interesting to learn about the metamorphosis of many insects. 

And we continued to water and care for our flowers, here they are after only one week!

We read the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.  We learned many characteristics of the caterpillar from this great book.  We made our own hungry caterpillars too.  The students added different foods they would eat if they were a hungry caterpillar to these cute insects.

Everyone enjoyed learning about the changes of the caterpillar to a butterfly.  The students love learning about the world around them!  Here they are modeling the lifecycle of a caterpillar.

We played a butterfly game that helped us learn about the many species of butterflies.

Making butterflies to fly (hang) in our classroom.

Another fun game was "The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game."  It went through the lifecycle as the students played the game.  They loved this activity!

We also learned about another familiar insect, the ladybug.  Although we think ladybugs are a friendly bug, we quickly learned that other insects do not think the same.  The ladybug is a friend to the gardner but not to other insects!

Butterfly hats

Wonderful books by Eric Carle

More great books about insects

Adding sets with bug cards

Building bugs, we learned that insects have a head, thorax and abdomen.  Also, they have six legs and a set of antennas.  Students built "bugs" with these characteristics. 


First grade will be here soon, students practiced their neatest handwriting this week.  They are getting ready for a great school year next year!

Counting sets of ten with caterpillar cards

Writing their favorite thing about Spring in their journals.

Tyler and his mom told us about a great webcam that is streaming the hatching of a bald eagle in Iowa.  The estimated date that the baby bird would hatch was Friday.  We watch the eagle throughout the day, no baby bird but we'll be checking back Monday to see the progress.

Making insects on the Promethean Board

On Friday we took Spring pictures.  Everyone looked great in their Spring outfits.  
Mrs. Connie from King Photography

Getting ready to 'Say Cheese!'

Happy Birthday, Briggs!

Student of the Week: Eli

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Coming Up...
Phonics: Digraph th
Math: Topic 14 - Calendar
Thematic Unit: Farm

Friday, April 8 - Farm Day - As we conclude our unit on farm we are going to have a dress-up day.  Students are encouraged to dress like a farmer on Friday.  Wear things like overalls and straw hats.  It will be a fun day!!

Friday, April 15 - The Kindergarten students will be performing their musical.  Mrs. Lowery has been working with the students to prepare them for a wonderful performance.  The students will need to wear their class T-shirts, jeans, and tennis shoes to the performance.  A performance of parents and guest will be at 9:45 AM, admission is $2.00.

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