Our caterpillars arrived this week! The preschoolers will be making observations of the caterpillars as they change over the next few weeks. Right now, they are very small. Over the next few weeks, they will grow bigger and bigger. After they become butterflies, we will release them outside.
Unfortunately, we are not having much luck growing lima beans this year. Only one bean has sprouted. Although, it is fun to watch that one plant as it gets bigger and bigger.
We are, however, having great luck with our grass seeds. The grass is already growing quite tall. This week, the preschoolers have been making observations of their plants and using rulers to see how tall the plants are.
This week, each preschooler was given a piece of yarn that had been cut to match their height. They then used this yarn to find out how their height compared to other items in the classroom. They found out how many of an item that they would need in order for it to be the same as their own height. They used any material in the classroom that they wanted to make their comparisons. The preschoolers had a lot of fun making comparisons and measurements.
The preschoolers had a fun time dyeing their Easter eggs last Wednesday morning. The eggs all looked beautiful! Happy Easter!
Last week, we made bird feeders using yarn and dry cereal. We were excited to hang them up but it was very rainy for the majority of the week. Friday, we finally got the chance to hang them up in the tree. If you are in the courtyard, look in the tree. You might just see a bird snacking on one of our bird feeders.
Mrs. Marx is a preschool teacher at Epiphany Catholic Elementary School in Chicago, IL.