P is for Panda! And pumpkin, pillow, picture, peanut, and pizza. There has been practice in writing the upper and lower case “Pp” and working on establishing an understanding of the phonetic sound of the letter. We don’t know if it’s because of the pizza, but this letter seems to have made an impression.
Hebrew continues with the letter Tzadi. Morah Yafit has almost completed the entire alef bet and the children will have a lovely book to use as a reference resource at home. the vocabulary taught for the letter Tzadi were: tzitzit, turtle – tzav, and bird-tzipor.
We hung our completed caterpillars and spring leaves (some with butterfly eggs), onto our classroom tree. We are so happy with the lovely spring effect it brings to our room. Anything connected with nature and the outdoors is always appreciated by both students and teachers alike!
Gan Tziporim were fortunate to have the opportunity to observe two sets of caterpillars metamorphosize into butterflies. One set was already set free last week, with the exception of one butterfly that could not seem to leave the cage. The second set of caterpillars, that were a little behind in maturity, had formed into chrysalises last week. We noticed that the chrysalises were darkening by the end of the week. That is a sign that they would soon emerge as butterflies. When we returned to class on Monday, we had five butterflies fluttering around their cage. We soon realized that they were ready to be set free. We took the five butterflies outside, plus the one left-over butterfly, and said goodbye. The five, in quick succession, took off into the sky. Our little left-over butterfly settled on one of the flowers […]