On Tuesday, the Ladybugs colored Texas flags on paper, learning the proper spots for the flag’s colors red, white, and blue. We also cut a huge state of Texas out of white paper and filled it with red and blue hand prints, to mimic the Texas Flag. We read Cowboy Small by Louis Lenski and talked about the animals, plants, and food that make up our Texan culture. We also took the Ladybugs on a buggy ride so that we could see the Texas flag flying high above the HEB across the street!
The Ladybugs began their Wednesday, brushing blue paint onto paper at the easel. They also colored pictures of cowboys, cows, and horses, which we made into puppets! Pastor Amy taught us in chapel that the cowboys of the Wild West would get lonely on their cattle drives and they would long for home. We then sang, "Home on the Range" and "Happy Birthday" to Texas. Later that day we dressed in suede (aka polyester) chaps, bandannas, and hats and posed for funny photos! We read a sweet book by Adam Gamble called, Good Night Texas.
By week's end, it was time to party! We donned our western wear and cut armadillos, boots, hats, and chili peppers out of Play Doh. The Ladybugs made bluebonnets out of glue and blue tissue squares. We baked our own cornbread muffins and ate them around a "campfire" while we read Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Betsy Lewin. Mrs. S. led us in our favorite tunes in music class - and even taught us some new cowboy-inspired songs. By the end of the day, we brought out the country music and we had a dance party. What a fantastic week!
Thank you, Jude, for the delicious snacks this week--you sure know how to treat your friends well. And thank you all for turning in your Summer Palooza and enrollment forms to Ms. Kym!
Next week, we will talk about Spring and all of the wonderful things the season has to offer the Ladybugs! Enjoy your weekend with your adorable kiddos!
Ms. Shannon and Ms. Tammy