We have been talking about our mothers this week as we prepared special treats for Mother's Day. You are loved very much!!! After we read the book My Mother Is So Smart by Tomie dePaola we asked the girls why they thought their mother was smart. I hope you enjoy this video of your daughters sharing their feelings about you. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
After reading the book My Garden by Kevin Henkes we asked the girls what they would grow if they had a garden.. I love their answers. We hope you enjoy !!!
What a surprise to see all the things growing on our farm. We had read a book called My Garden by Kevin Henkes and the girls were excited to take a trip to see what was growing. We saw lots of pretty flowers and each girl got to pick some chocolate mint to bring home. They loved seeing the blueberries with the net around them. They learned that the birds like the berries as much as they do. We look froward to many more trips to the farm this spring.
It has been so much fun exploring our campus and all that Spring brings. The most sought after sight is the Geese with the baby goslings. The girls will come in from carpool reporting where they saw the new babies. One morning they were sighted on Ridgeway!!! "In the middle of the street." This gave us the opportunity to talk about never crossing a street without an adult and how unsafe this was for the geese. We are also talking about different birds and going on nest hunts. As we walked this week we saw many birds but no nests. The girls had many ideas about why we didn't see any birds building nests.
The birds are eating breakfast.
They are at a restaurant eating.
They are still sleeping.
They heard us coming and they were scared.
The girls have had fun attempting to build nest in the classroom. We have enjoyed reading many books about birds. Some of the books are: Birds by Kevin Henkes, Flap Your Wings by P.D. Eastman, Silly Little Goose! by Nancy Tafuri, Birds, Nests and Eggs by Mel Boring.
The girls had fun hunting for Easter eggs that were filled with letter stickers. They are very interested in letters and the most important letter is the one that their name begins with. I remember many parents coming to my room and asking about a phonics program in Little Hive. I shared with the parents that we talk about letter sounds but it usually begins with a discussion about the letters in their name. This is how they can relate to the sounds and it becomes real to them. The girls got to put the letter stickers on the large letters we had hanging on the wall. I hope your daughter is talking to you about this and if you haven't heard anything ask her about the letter we found in our eggs.
Here are some of the comments the girls made as we took the letters out of the eggs:
D - that is for my dad!!!
R - I need two r's in my name!!
M - that is for me!
C - just like me!
S- that is me and Stella, and Salena!!!
I love hearing their comments and how it relates to their world. Have a Happy Easter and a fun long weekend with your family!!!!
The girls in the Little Hive are busy telling fairy stories. They have each made a fairy and we have different photographs of scenes where their fairies can live and play. It is amazing to hear how creative they are. I recently read an article about how important it is to read and have children recall details, repeat words, and come up with their own version or ending to the story. It is also so important to tell stories to your daughter. I read this article about tips for sharing stories I hope you will find it as inspiring as I did.
We had a great time riding our bikes, trikes, and scooters to raise money for the children at St. Jude. We had discussed this in our classroom and during chapel time. The girls were thrilled to be helping the children that are sick. We used the words industrious and caring to describe what the girls were doing for St. Jude. Thanks for helping support this great effort. We are so excited about the money we are able to give to the hospital.
The girls had a fun morning getting to show their mother's around our room. Hopefully this was an opportunity to see the areas of the classroom and where your daughter enjoys working and playing. I loved watching the girls do their art project with their moms. Thanks to all who were able to come and spend part of the morning with us.