Caterpillars in camouflage were attempting to stay hidden, but sharp eyes were on the lookout all week, searching them out. Caterpillar houses were constructed so the caterpillars could “hide” when they were not being held or crawling all over arms and shirts. The pool construction seems to be on hold, but games of tag and baseball were still being played. At the art table everyone had a great time creating colorful patterns and shapes with perler beads. The children very carefully placed the plastic cylinders onto the shaped bases, then the teachers ironed over the top to melt them together. It was a very popular activity! Most of the children also finished up their books about themselves. It was a lot of fun chatting with each of them and helping them think through what they wanted to include.
A few more dragons were added to the flock, and they continued to be popular companions while children were working.
Sue brought her collection of dragon figures to share, which she displayed for us and brought down to show around the circle so we could get a closer look. Most are quite fragile, so we were very careful to take good care of them.
We continued to practice our songs for our performance and we read some fun stories, including Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like by, Jay Williams, Who Wants a Dragon by, James Mayhew and Underwear by, Mary Elise Monsell.
We were excited to have a visit from the Fire Truck on Tuesday with Zina and Stephen. Everyone who wanted to got to go in and check things out.
While Lyn was out on Thursday, the children had fun with Tammy and Sue. The group went out early to enjoy the sunshine. They played “Duck, Duck, Goose” together then everyone got their own bubble wands to make giant bubbles with.
On Friday for science Tammy and the students made and decorated paper kites with brown butcher paper and sticks. They decorated them with butterflies and added tails with ribbons. They were very fancy kites indeed!