Butterflies and Letters
The butterfly caterpillars arrived last week and the children saw them grow from one day to the next. Monday morning will be exciting as there will be even bigger changes and soon the caterpillars will build their chrysalis. This science lesson for the children will last several weeks ending in the butterflies emerging from the chrysalis. Each morning at school you can ask your child about the changes they see and remind them not to touch the containers.
The easiest way for a child to start being interested in letters is to learn to write their name. I am continuing to help them do this by having them write their name or some letters from their name on their papers and creations. It is important to let the children do this themselves. In the classroom and outside they are encouraged to write names and/or three letter words with shells, sticks, and beads.