Fire and tornado drills

So proud of my little angles.  We do fire drills monthly and tornado drills April – October and they all do so amazing.   I don’t tell them when,  or that I’m going to set off the alarm, but the older kids that have been here for awhile know exactly what to do.  They don’t question why (until after usually) they just follow our exit plan.   Here’s a picture of them lining up after our drill and protecting their “noodles” (heads) in the basement. 

image

Advertisements

They (butterflies) are free!

Today was the day! We let our cute little critters go.  The kiddos are convinced they flew off to find their mama and build a nice cozy home on a leaf 🙂  they loved getting to touch them before they flapped their beautiful wings and fluttered into the sky.  Here are a couple pictures from our release. 

image

image

image

image

image

Butterfly observations

We received our caterpillars over a week ago now and the kids have had a great time watching them eat the food and grow bigger and bigger!  The kids were so excited when they came in this week to see the caterpillars had become Chrysalides (cocoons).  We’ve placed the chrysalides into the butterfly habitat and now the next step is for them to work their magic and turn into beautiful butterflies, which usually takes 7-10 days.  The kiddos have been watching them and then recording their findings in their butterfly notebook.  They are learning how to observe and record what they see/think by drawing pictures and some are even writing some words with help.  I can’t wait to see their little faces when we have butterflies!

Happy May!!!

butterfly_observation