This month, reading special stories to celebrate Catholic Education Week, preparing for Mother’s Day, gardening and butterflies have kept us very busy!
After waiting for the weather to cooperate, we were finally able to move most of our garden plants out of our classroom and into our planter boxes. We have planted some pumpkin seeds and are waiting for the seedlings to get a little bigger before we move them outside too. The children have noticed that some of the plants are already flowering. We will continue to watch and wait for signs of vegetables and fruit starting to form.
The children have also been developing their patience while waiting for two weeks for our 16 caterpillars to emerge from chrysalis as butterflies. Yesterday was the big day! By the end of the day, half of them had emerged and were testing out their new wings. We are hoping that all of them will be ready soon so that we can release them outside on Thursday or Friday of this week.
More exciting news…
This evening, after years of planning, we will finally start the mini-renovations on our kindergarten yard. Tonight (Wednesday May 29) some members of parent council as well as some staff will be starting to clean up the sand, level the area around the tree and prepare the yard for some installations that will happen this Saturday morning (as long as the weather continues to cooperate!). We will be meeting at the school at 6:30 and welcome any parents who are wanting to join in and help out (please bring your own shovels/rakes/brooms). Please note that due to the usage of yard tools (and because we are going to be moving around some very heavy stumps!) children will not be permitted in the yard for safety reasons. Thanks!
Mrs. Sadlon and Mrs. Panico