The Very Hungry Caterpillar…. Became a Beautiful Butterfly!

Shalom!

We are beginning our Spring learning with Life Cycles. First up, the butterfly! As we try to be as hands on as possible, we are learning by reading, reinforcing and with live lessons.

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We are practicing the days of the week- we know them, and now we can write them!IMG_4133 IMG_4135

We acted out the butterfly life cycle… we were an egg that lay on the underside of a leaf…

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Then a caterpillar that ate and ate until we built our chrysalis…IMG_4141

And finally butterflies with wings so lovely!IMG_4155 IMG_4156

Officer Nancy came by for a visit as well. We talked about Stranger Danger.IMG_4162 IMG_4165 IMG_4167 IMG_4169 IMG_4170 IMG_4171 IMG_4172 IMG_4174 IMG_4176 IMG_4178 IMG_4179 IMG_4180 IMG_4186 IMG_4168 IMG_4187 IMG_4190 IMG_4192 IMG_4194

We made caterpillars.

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We also began learning about Purim.

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We played kickball in P.E.!

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We decorated wings….

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In Jewish Studies we are learning about Purim!

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We made our own life cycle diagrams.

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We are working on building and using our imagination… how high up can it go? Is it stable? How can we fix that?

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We did butterfly math and worked on our addition.IMG_4265 IMG_4267 IMG_4268

And our language and phonics lessons were all butterfly related!IMG_4281 IMG_4282 IMG_4279 IMG_4274 IMG_4287 IMG_4290 IMG_4291 IMG_4293 IMG_4296

Ms. Amanda brought us our very own caterpillars that we named in Purim theme: Achashverosh, Esther, Mordechai and Vashti.IMG_4300 IMG_4302 IMG_4304 IMG_4309 IMG_4310 IMG_4312 IMG_4313 IMG_4315 IMG_4318 IMG_4320 IMG_4321 IMG_4322 IMG_4323 IMG_4314

If you check out the hallway along our class, you can see our life cycle diagrams and our beautiful butterflies!

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We have been working on many Purim crafts as well, but would like to keep these a surprise, so all of those pictures will be in the Purim week post!!

So I will skip ahead to our amazing field trip to Diamond D Ranch where we had an awesome time!!

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This was the best week ever… Until next week, because… Purim week is upon us!

This upcoming week we will have a full week of celebrating the holiday. We will be having a special VPK dress up days each day this week, we hope all the children will participate in the festivities of this holiday.
Special dress up day themes:
Monday – 3/21- Silly Sock day
Tuesday 3/22- PJ Day (please feel free to send in a change of clothes if the children get hot- we also ask for the children to wear sneakers (or bring a pair of sneakers) for recess & PE with Miss Alyse
Wednesday 3/23– Backwards day (this can be as simple as a backwards hat, wearing our shirt backwards, or dressing completely backwards- HAVE FUN! 🙂
Thursday 3/24– Purim celebration – 9 AM– Children are asked to come in costume
(Please send in a change of clothes if the children wish to change out of their costumes)
Friday- 3/25- Shoobee Doobee Shabbat program at 10 AM send your children in special Shabbat clothes for our last Shoobee Doobee at the DuBow Preschool! Our Aba will be Simon and our Ema will be Noam.
If you have not yet sent in the snacks for our mishloach manot, please do so by Tuesday 3/22. 
Next week, I will be sending home Conference Day notices for April 4th. Please return these as soon as possible!
Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at the Purim Carnival!
L’hitraot!
Ms. Suzie & Ms. Alyse