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Seeds and Mother’s Day!

 We had a great week learning about seeds!
The kids were fascinated by the various sizes and types of seeds we examined: from tiny flower seeds to large avocado seeds!
 
  
 
 
 We put some bean and pea seeds in a jar with a moist paper towel to soften the outside coat so we could watch their progress as they germinate, or “start to grow.”
 
 When we went outside for recess, we noticed that some of our flowers had gone to seed.  We opened up the seed pod and found tiny seeds that will grow new flowers!

 We also noticed dandelions and found where their seeds are too!
 We sorted 5 different kinds of seeds using chopsticks and tweezers.  This was a great way to practice classifying as well as strengthening fine motor skills.
 Although we continued to learn about seeds throughout the week, for our projects, we worked on getting our Mother’s Day gifts ready.  These darling children were so excited to make all the pieces needed for their final gift!  And they were so eager to finally give their mom their special surprise at the end of the week!
 
  
 
 
 
 They sure love their moms!!   I wish I had a picture of each child with their mom!  Here’s just a few to enjoy!  Happy Mother’s Day!!
 
 
 
We moved our chrysalises to the butterfly house earlier in the week.  Each day, the children watch and wait for when they will emerge as butterflies!
I love saying the “Pledge of Allegiance” with the Pre-K classes each day!  They truly have learned so much this year and are ready and excited for kindergarten! 
Thank you to our newest assistant at the preschool: Adriana (Ady)!  She is here on an internship studying English and preparing to be a teacher back at her home.   She has been a wonderful addition to our school!
I hope you had a nice weekend and are ready for a new week!  We’ll continue learning about seeds and plants this coming week.  Our end-of-year celebration/open house/fundraiser is coming up on Saturday, May 16th from 2:00-4:00!  I hope to see you all there!  Please spread the word and invite others that may be interested in the preschool this summer or fall!