This week at Sunnybrook we had lots of artistic endeavors going on. Many of our students made paper sunflowers by tracing their hands on yellow paper then cutting them out to be the petals, painting paper towel rolls green for the stem and gluing sunflower seeds in the middle. These came out great and the children really enjoyed making them.
We also learned about the life cycle of a butterfly. We read Are You A Butterfly? and made a butterfly life cycle out of clay and next week we’ll be painting them. We talked about how caterpillars hatch from eggs, how they eat until their skins splits so they can grow, and we learned that moths hatch from cocoons and butterflies hatch from chrysalis. We’ll get to observe this over the next few weeks as we have five caterpillars we are watching that will (hopefully!) become painted lady butterflies.
Our afternoon students began working with Zeanny on Cinco de Mayo masks. They used brightly colored tissue paper and flour/water/glue to paper mache. When they are finished they are sure to be very festive!
At music we have been singing lots of songs about numbers such as, “This Old Man”, “28 Scoops of Ice Cream” and “10 Green and Speckled Frogs”.
Kindergarten/Friday students are working on independent science projects. They’ve been very busy finding out information about their subject, writing interesting facts they find, drawing pictures, making life cycles and clay models. We are in need of shoe boxes for dioramas and science boards if anyone would like to donate!
Thank you for the donations of sidewalk chalk, bubbles, sand toys and sand! We had a great time outside this week.