Sunday, September 29, 2013

Chester.....The Butterfly

 This week Audra brought in a cocoon from Yankee Peddler that she got with her aunt.  We were allowed to watch it hatch from it's cocoon and it was a very exciting week in our class.  The name they chose was Chester, which I love!  We read The Kissing Hand at the beginning of the year and the racoon's name was Chester and it has just stuck with them ever since! 

Here is a picture the day we got Chester!

This was Chester on Thursday.  I could tell that something was going to happen this day.  I went around and showed each student what the cocoon looked like.  It became very clear and you could see Chester through the cocoon. 

 We went on with our day, and five minutes after everyone had looked at them it hatched.  We were very excited.  Here is Audra holding Chester before we set her free!

 We stood in a circle to see what she would do!  It took her awhile to take off but the kids absolutely loved chasing her. 
 Audra shared with the class that Monarch butterflies head south for the winter and she thinks Chester will fly to Mexico but we are all hoping she will come back and visit us in the spring! 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Funny Feet Friday

 It is always fun to celebrate the letters we learn each week at school.  This past Friday was Funny Feet Friday.  The kids seemed very excited about the whole day and we had some very funny feet!

I love this picture even though Braylen took it and didn't get our feet!  You can at least see that Mrs. Hofstetter has a crazy sock on one foot and not on the other!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Mrs. Wishy Washy

Last week our story was Mrs. Wishy Washy.  We did so many fun activities that go with this story.  The kids above are eating their animal cookies after they dunk them in the mud (pudding).  In the story the farm animals roll and jump in the mud and Mrs. Wishy Washy gives them a bath.