GTMS Life > Blog June 7, 2022

May 2022-Sistrunk Classroom

Welcome back Parents! Butterflies were born in our classroom! While we waited for them to hatch, we brought in some butterfly matching work and real life butterfly specimens for the children to examine through a magnifying glass. We observed the natural patterns and colors that are evident in the wings. Butterflies We had painted lady caterpillars. Over the course […]

Welcome back Parents!

Butterflies were born in our classroom! While we waited for them to hatch, we brought in some butterfly matching work and real life butterfly specimens for the children to examine through a magnifying glass. We observed the natural patterns and colors that are evident in the wings.

Butterflies

We had painted lady caterpillars. Over the course of about two weeks the children were able to see metamorphosis unfold from start to finish. They watched the caterpillars eat their food, grow larger, form into chrysalides and emerge as butterflies. We took a walk around the block and released the butterflies from their habitat.

Butterfly Books

Our go to book for this time of year is, of course, the ultimate butterfly books for toddlers, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Here are two new books we introduced this month that are great for butterfly storytelling.

Waiting for Wings by Lois Elhert  

This book emphasizes the butterfly’s life cycle and illustrates the process therein.

Senorita Mariposa by Ben Gundersheimer

This book details the journey of the butterfly during a migration. It is also written in English and Spanish.

Baby Chicks

Butterflies were not the only thing to hatch here at Greene Towne. Baby chicks were born in each of the primary classrooms. We had a visit from one of our tiny friends dropped off by a neighbor from Primary ADM. We explore at chicks regularly in the books we read, songs we sing and in some of our language work. The children were so excited to see one live, up close and personal.

Pesto Pasta

We often like to share recipes for you to try at home. To give you a taste, no pun intended, of things we create at school. The experience of making things together can be fulfilling for adults and children alike. 

This month we made pesto! Take a peek at this simple toddler friendly recipe for the ingredients and full process:

PESTO PASTA

Have fun with this recipe. Let us know how it goes.

Miss Alexis’ Birthday!

Happy birthday to Miss Alexis! The children made a sweet crown for her using stickers, scissor cutting to make peaks and collaging embellish the crown with one of her favorite sweet treats.

Dance Around and Jump Around!

Dance around!

Click the “Dance around!” link above to see the children dancing to one of their favorite movement songs with Miss Jena.

June dates to remember…

16th – Last Day of School (Normal hours for all)
17th – Kindergarten Recognition Ceremony (K students report to school as normal between 8-9am)
20th – Juneteenth, ALL GTMS CLOSED
27th – Summer Camp Begins

Best regards,

Alexis and Cherise

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