Early Childhood

Mrs. Jane Beaty and Ms. Adriana Schillace

April 16, 2018

Almost all of the butterflies had emerged by Wednesday, and we released most of them during playtime on Wednesday. Two were reluctant to fly away to freedom, so we waited another couple of days, and they finally took flight on Friday. It was a delightful event, as you can see in the pictures in this week’s photos. If you look carefully, you can see a butterfly in a couple of photos, including one on Roy’s forehead!

We are still studying Australia, and will focus on the aboriginal peoples who live in the Outback of Australia this week. We are also studying the life cycle and parts of butterflies, and the season of spring. We have learned a couple of new songs:  one is about the kookaburra, a bird that lives in Australia and makes a sound that resembles laughter. We have also learned a song about the coming of spring.

The kindergarten students will continue their study of energy and forces this week. Last week, they learned about magnetism and the earth’s electromagnetic core. They also learned about how living things on earth get energy from the sun.

The kindergarten students will be taking a field trip to the Pink Palace in a couple of weeks on April 26. We sent home updated permission forms with the new date, which need to be returned. If you need another copy, please let us know.

Have a great week!

Below are the upcoming dates we have assigned for snack weeks. If you have a conflict with the week assigned to you, please let us know as soon as possible.

April 23-27:                 Allen
April 30-May 4:           Merchant
May 7-11:                    Khan   
May 14-18:                  Downing-Phillips
May 21-25:                  Yu

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