Showing posts from March, 2018

Spring Celebration

What a lovely day for a family picnic, a bit of entertainment and some garden planting!

Thank you to everyone that participated. It was a truly great day!

Insect Homes

Since the beginning of the year we have been exploring the world of insects. Our class has been observing them, reading books about them, and drawing and sculpting them. We have been very busy in the last month learning an insect song to perform for our Spring celebration. Along with learning the song, each child chose an insect to represent and created a head band that reflected that representation. Each had the opportunity to closely observe the head of their particular insect. They noticed shapes, colors and details that were unique to each insect.      One of the books we read about insects was focused on where insects live. This gave us the opportunity to talk about habitats and homes. We asked the question,“Where does your insect live?” We set out to find out a little about where each of their insects live. Along the way, we started a few different class discussions about weather and climate, and reasons living things need some type of shelter. For our last project of our s…

Going “Buggy”

For our Spring celebration we decided to sing the song “going buggy”. We typically create some kind of costume to go along with the song or play we have chosen to perform. This year we set out to make insect head bands. The  first step after choosing what insect we wanted to be was to take a very close look at the details of our insects head. What shape is it’s head? Are the antenna above or below it’s eyes? This gave us a great opportunity to really focus on details and talk about things like the reason a butterfly has that funny spiral like thing on its face. We learned it’s called a proboscis and that the butterfly uses it for feeding. 

The head bands themselves are made out of newspaper that each child painted. The rest of the details were constructed with egg cartons, construction paper, chenille sticks and glue.