a very cool sand painting. This is what I wanted most of all!School ended on the 13th of last month with our end of the year picnic. Some bees decided to join us.
The caterpillars all turned into chrysalises and at one point we had about 30+ butterflies!
is actually on here!
We transferred the chrysalises to the butterfly house.
Here's our first butterfly!
Here's an aerial shot of some of them in their house, eating.
Here they are hanging out.
Here they are getting some rays.
I wanted to wait until all the chrysalises had hatched before we released them all (I just figured that would be more efficient) but these butterflies quickly began mating and I did not want to go through the cycle again! So away they flew.
Now I have been keeping myself busy with some crafts for the classroom. Currently, I am working on some mod podge clipboards. This isn't the original post that I first saw but it's basically what I have been doing. I now want enough clipboards for my whole class so for this year, I am going to add clipboards to our wish list. This year, I would also like to have these and these made for our room. I am planning to suggest these as projects for parents to do. I can't wait!
The upcoming school year is going to be different than the last two have been. This year, I will be the resident Kindergarten teacher extraordinaire because I will have a new teaching partner who has never done this grade level before! It's exciting and for once, I am thinking ahead and trying to get things ready before the new school year begins in about a month and a half!