THEME: BEES & BUTTERFLIES
Your child will start by investing the bee’s body parts, life and work. They will explore the shape of a honeycomb and then build his own beehive. From pretending to be a bee to making honey, your child will learn how bees help and hurt us. As the topic changes to butterflies, your child will learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. They will decorate his own flying butterflies and migrate the butterflies to Mexico. In the process, children will get a closer look at butterfly parts. This month will awaken the scientific wonder and awe of the busy and beautiful world of bees and butterflies.
WEEK ONE: Bee Basics
WEEK TWO: Bees & Wasps
When Experiencing nature, children can begin to form an appreciation for the world around them. These experiences include a variety of hands-on activities, rich opportunities to play, and engaging in inquiry and wonder. Even though children are young , they are able to have feelings of appreciation and empathy. They can begin to understand that bees and butterflies help grow our food by pollinating flowers and plants, children can begin to learn that living things are important.
WEEK THREE: Metamorphosis
The idea of a caterpillar changing into a beautiful butterfly is fascinating to young learners. Learning about the life cycle of a butterfly during the early years is and important and basic life science concept. The life cycle is a wonderful way to show children how things grow and change into something different. From egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly; children begin to see how a life cycle works. This simple example of a complex concept allows children to explore the idea of beginning, middle and end. As children learn and explore metamorphosis they can also begin to relate it back to themselves. They can reflect on how they were born, what changes they have seen, and how they will grow and change the future.
WEEK FOUR: Butterflies
Butterflies are loved and admired by children and adults.Their beauty and ability to pollinate makes them desirable animals to learn about. Butterflies have matching designs on their wings, which is a wonderful way to introduce symmetry. This math skill is important because it helps children learn about patterns, matching, spatial awareness and general problem-solving. Butterflies also demonstrate the diversity found in our world. There are around 20,000 butterfly species; they look different, live in a variety of places and have defining features that help them survive. This can be related back to human diversity and the fact that there are billions of us with interesting similarities and differences to celebrate and explore.
WEEK ONE: Prayers of Petition and Intercession.
WEEK TWO: Prayers of Forgiveness.
WEEK THREE: Prayers of Thanksgiving
WEEK FOUR: Prayers of Praise
April 5: SHADE DAY
April 18: EASTER HUNT & PARTY
April 19: CLOSED (Good Friday)
April 30: HAT DAY