Butterfly News 12/15/14 – 12/19/14

This week we are learning about the letter “M.” The class was very good at sounding out the letter and named twenty seven words that started with “M.” Here are a few of the words: Moon, Mayer, muscle, Madison, medicine, money, MaryAnne, map, mommy, me and moo. We took out magnets and amazed the children on how magnets stick together. The class thought it was magic.

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Ms. Janet showed images of the moon and explained how it produces our tides. She asked the class if they knew that the moon had four phases. Most of them knew about the full moon. The class loved looking at astronauts that landed on the moon and the rocket they took to get there. We asked the class if they would like to be an astronaut one day, and they all said yes. We then had them color the different phases of the moon with crayons.

Our little artists had the pleasure of making wrapping paper. We mixed food coloring and liquid dish washing soap into a plastic cup. We then passed out straws and had everyone take turns blowing bubbles into the cup. Aaron said the bubbles looked like a volcano when they erupted over the sides of the cup. We then placed white sheets of paper onto the bubble mixture. Hooray! Beautiful homemade wrapping paper.

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Ms. Janet performed three magic tricks for the class. The children were truly amazed, especially with the disappearing coin trick. Ms. Janet was so good I told her she could get a job in Vegas.

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We looked at images of a human skeleton covered with muscles. ms. Janet explained the importance of eating healthy food and exercising to help our muscles grow and to be strong. Did you know that the human body has 650 muscles? We passed out rubber bands to everyone and had them stretch them out. Ms. Janet explained that our muscles worked the same way. The class thought it would be fun to exercise so they could build up their muscles.

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Our ” Little Dreidels” did an over the top job of singing and spinning during our Hanukkah program. They sang so loudly and behaved so nicely up on stage. Ms. Janet and I were so proud of them, as I’m sure you were too.

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Thank you to all of the parents who helped to make our Hanukkah party such a success. They children loved the dancing, making spin art, catching butterflies and making Hanukkah cards as you can see from the pictures. I hope each and everyone one of you are having a wonderful Hanukkah and enjoying your family time.

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Thank you to Andi’s mom for being our mystery reader. We would also like to thank Ms. Eileen for coming during our Hanukkah party to read to our class. What a treat!

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Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year. Our blog and I will see you in January.