They started off the week "soaring" around wearing ladybug wings on their backs. They inspected interesting toy bugs in our sensory table and maneuvered tweeting toy birds around the room. The Ladybugs created speckled birds' eggs by spreading glue and sand on blue ovals. We read In My Nest, by Sara Gillingham, a class favorite, in which little fingers can manipulate a tiny blue bird puppet throughout the book. Our garden time got rained out that morning, but on Wednesday, we poured a couple inches of rain out of our drowning cucumber planters!
Later that day, we put together a new bird feeder and began waiting for our feathered friends to find it! We painted letter J's with purple paint to illustrate our letter and color of the week. The Ladybugs sang, "I'm Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee", which you may remember singing as a child! Pastor Amy taught us in chapel that God gives all his creatures what they need to live. She read us a book about the metamorphosis of butterflies and encouraged us to grow up to be beautiful and wonderful, just like those fluttering insects!
The Ladybugs began their Thursday by painting a robin to hang with our nest of blue eggs. And we just had to make paper ladybugs--the children sponged black spots onto their insects' backs. We sang our hearts out with Mrs. S in music class and delighted in what's become a weekly dance party.
We couldn't help but notice on Tuesday how much the Ladybugs have grown. Not only their bodies have grown, but also their vocabulary! Because the Ladybugs are talking more and more, we focused this week on how to use words to be a good friend. We practiced using words when we wanted to share a toy, play with a friend, or tell a friend you like his new shoes!
Over the next couple of weeks, we will learn about Holy Week and Easter. We hope you have a fun-filled weekend outside in what's supposed to be gorgeous Spring weather. We can't wait to see you all next week!
Ms. Shannon and Ms. Tammy