Buttercups and daisies-Oh the pretty flowers,Coming ere the springtimeTo tell of sunny hours.While the trees are leafless,While the fields are bare,Buttercups and daisiesSpring up here and there.--by Mary Howitt
We are continuing to read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The children have been intent listeners. We have been hearing the songs from the soundtrack as well. We painted pictures from our imaginations based on the story and illustrations. These will be displayed in our art show. We have six more chapters to complete to finish the book. We have read two hundred pages so far. The children have asked thoughtful questions about the story and recalled and retold many details. The children are playing make believe games based on the story during recess. In the book the main character Dorothy crosses a field of buttercups and daisies. The above poem is a read aloud the students have been practicing.
We have continues to study birds we may find in our area. We learned about robins, geese, and many other North American Birds. We used The Audubon Society Filed Guide to North American Birds. We are also looking at bugs and worms and the good they do for our earth.
Our class caterpillar Dawn has grown to be 93 segments. We will be celebrating her 100 segments and transformation on May 22nd. Please send 100 snack items with your child to school that day. We will make a trail mix to share. Ideas are cheerios, goldfish, marshmallows etc. We will study caterpillars and butterflies to tie in to this grand event.
UPCOMING EVENTS:May 1st- One World Café 5:30pmMay 2nd- School Open for classes (snow make-up)May 22nd- Dawn's 100 segment partyJune 5th- 2pm Kindergarten Enrichment Celebration
Small class size allows Goshen Friends School teachers to get to know each student well. Teachers work in tandem with parents so that no child ever slips through the cracks.