We started off the week singing one of our favorites, "The Wheels on the Bus," and the Ladybugs joined in, remembering the finger plays. We painted circles (wheels!) by dipping spools into blue paint and stamping them on paper. Our garden needed some love and water this week, as the warmer weather left our plants thirsty. Each Ladybug took a turn watering with the big hose--what a blast! We also planted more seeds, lettuce this time, and we hope these will take. The Ladybugs were thrilled to see our gorgeous passion flowers in full bloom on our garden's vines.
On Wednesday, we read Trains and Trucks, both by Byron Barton, terrific board books that simply show different examples of each mode of transportation. The Ladybugs also rolled toy cars in brown paint, which we pretended was mud! We then "drove" the cars over paper to watch the different patterns the tires left. Pastor Amy talked about boats in chapel, as she told us the story of when Jesus and his disciples crossed a lake by boat to take a break from the crowds of followers. She taught us the song, "Michael Row the Boat Ashore, Hallelujah!"
We hit home our wheel theme on Thursday, when the Ladybugs made their own wheels out of paper plates, black paint, and sand. The Ladybugs sang a variety of transportation songs with Mrs. S. in music class, too, including "Down by the Station."
We took several opportunities this week to talk about using our walking feet inside, sharing with our friends, and treating our friends as we would like for them to treat us, specifically by using gentle words and touch.
The St. John's United Methodist Women will host their annual garage sale on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be taking donations of gently used household items, working appliances, jewelry, lawn and garden supplies, sports equipment, tools, children's clothing, toys, games, CDs, DVDs, books, linens, and kitchenware. If you would like to donate something, please bring it to the Fellowship Hall beginning April 22, after the 11 a.m. service, until Wednesday, May 2. Thank you!
Next week, the Ladybugs will learn all about weather! Have a relaxing weekend!
Ms. Shannon and Ms. Tammy