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April 10-14


The Kindergarteners are learning about life cycles. We have talked about the life cycle of an apple, a pumpkin, a spider, and a penguin. This week we learned about the life cycle of a butterfly. All butterflies start out as tiny eggs that turn into caterpillars. They live as a caterpillar for about 2 weeks before it spins a chrysalis. When it is in the chrysalis, it changes into a butterfly. We also learned some interesting facts about the Butterfly. Did you know that butterflies have their taste sensors in their feet? Some butterflies only live about 4 or 5 weeks and others live up to 9 months. Butterflies can’t fly when it is cold out, so they migrate to warmer weather in the fall. We found out that butterflies have symmetrical wing patterns. This week we created the butterfly’s life cycle using noodles, wrote a description of a butterfly we colored, and created a symmetrical butterfly picture. We also compared and contrasted the story and the movie Hermie: A Common Caterpillar. Hermie was a common caterpillar except that he talked with God and God answered him. We ended the week by spending the day at church working with the actors of Climb Theatre to learn about advocacy, empathy, and respect.


Monday:

No School - Easter Break



Tuesday:

Reading

Introduced to the life cycle of a butterfly by watching a couple of videos

Listened to the story, Caterpillar to Butterfly

Completed a Butterfly Life Cycle worksheet

Listened to the story, The Very Impatient Caterpillar

Introduced to our new sight words, some & this

Looked through our new emergent reader, The Life Cycle of a Butterfly, for “Secrets”

Read through our emergent reader, The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Mixin’ and Fixin’ short i worksheet

Math

Calendar

Introduced to subtraction on the number line

Completed an number line subtraction worksheet

Religion

Happy Easter - Talked about the Easter Season

Watched Brother Francis: He is Risen


Wednesday:

Reading

Word Unscramble worksheet - short i

Wrote a description of the butterfly we colored yesterday

Listened to the story, Caterpillar to Butterfly

Listened to the story, The Little Butterfly That Could

Created a Butterfly Life Cycle using noodles

Math

Calendar

Introduced to Number Bonds



Thursday:

Reading:

Word Unscramble worksheet - short i

Listened to the story, Goodnight, Butterfly

Listened to the story, Butterfly Garden

Butterfly art project - we glued a butterfly outline on a an abstract watercolor picture we painted.

Math

Calendar

Introduced to estimation

Religion

Gospel Weekly- reviewed the story of Easter and listened to the story of doubting Thomas

Listened to the book, Hermie the Common Caterpillar

Watched the movie, Hermie the Common Caterpillar

Compared and Contrasted the book and movie


Friday:

Climb Theatre

Watched the play - Polka Dot Shoes

During the break out session we worked on Advocacy, Empathy, & Respect

Religion

Mass

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