Today we celebrated Barkley’s 5th birthday with a song and chocolate cake. There was a large group helping with the cake this time and they were very helpful as well as skilled. The chocolate cake received thumbs up from all the kids eating it.
At first circle, we talked about the last phase of a plants life – flowering and seeding. As Simon said” it goes on and on” through the cycle. I brought in a branch from my apple tree still flowering. Then I showed them an apple and talked about how it would form on the end of the flower if it had been pollinated. Finally, we cut open an apple to find – seeds! And back to the beginning again!
We planted and wrapped mothers’ day presents while others went outside to play. Otto, Mae, and Avery were busy making a cool mud mix although I have no idea what it was for. Simon and Edie were in the garden area while Henry and Marcus were in the sand box.
The butterflies had a couple of visitors, but mainly, we left them alone. There are two left, one of which seems a little worse for the wear. Freedom will soon be theirs!
We read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle taking note of the pictures and how they were created. Sometime in the next two weeks, we will create our own art work based on this premise.
My thanks to Kelly and Jennifer for all of their help and support today!