Today the last of our six butterflies emerged from their chrysalids! The children were so excited to observe them this morning. They even joined us in our Morning Meeting circle and we sang to them. Since the weather is nice and we have a four day weekend, I decided that today would be the best day to release them. TK was so excited to see them released to our bushes along the playground. Thankfully, none were attacked by birds during the process. Our job is done!
We also had a guest visit by three local high school students who wrote and illustrated stories in Spanish and English. They read their stories to TK and students got to pick their favorite.
What a super fun way to end the week!
Veean is our STAR of the Week. His favorite books is Millions of Monarchs by Connie and Peter Roop. Here is what students had to say about Vaibhav:
"He listens to the teacher." - Vaibhav
"He's kind and he helps people out." - Avery
"I like Veean." - Evan
"Veean listens to the teacher." - Luke
"Veean is the star!" - Louis
"I like Veean because he's cute." - Kseniia
Last week was a flurry of celebration with Open House and the Family Performance. This week we are enjoying getting back to our routines. When students returned on Monday, they saw that their hungry caterpillars had transformed into chrysalids. Now we are watching and waiting for them to emerge as butterflies! It is an incredible process to observe.
I was excited to learnt that TK had funds leftover that I could spend for our classroom and I bought some lovely new toys for the students to use at choice time. I also pulled the trains back out and put the newly donated kinetic sand and play-doh to use. The children are thrilled to have so many fun options at school!
One parting shot from last week...we had a T-Rex greet us at drop off! What?! Thanks, Miss Maribel for rocking the start of our school day and promoting the Book Fair. It was a hit!!
Vaibhav is our STAR of the Week. He had a blast at Fairytale Town today. He especially loved the Crooked Mile! Here is what students had to say about Vaibhav:
"He's kind all the time." - Aizah
"He's sweet and kind and takes care of his friends." - Avery
"I like Vaibhav." - Alana
"He always does his best." - Joanna
"He's really kind and plays nice." - Connor
"He plays Jack Jack with me and he was Frozone." - Lorenzo
We had perfect weather for our field trip! We are fortunate to have many wonderful volunteers that make this day possible. These kids shared so many smiles, laughs, giggles, and squeals today. I love the way they experience life with such joy!
Hi! I'm Mrs. Benz and I want to welcome you to our TK blog! Here you can find weekly newsletters and fun posts about what is happening in our class.