This past Friday the Toddler 1 students were excited to welcome caterpillars into their classroom! Some class parents shared a wonderful presentation about the caterpillars and their metamorphosis. Each day the students eagerly watch the caterpillars as they eat and quickly grow in size! The students explored a variety of butterfly themed books, materials and a new circle time song.
Dish Washing at the Water Table
The Toddler 1 students have been very busy washing dishes at their water table! This Practical Life work teaches children to care for their environment, as well as provides a material that requires multiple steps to complete.
As Toddler 1 students continue to grow, so does their ability to concentrate and focus. Bead stringing provides a wonderful opportunity for students to practice their hand-eye coordination, strengthen their fine motor skills and exercise their focus.
Lyrics to the Circle Time Butterfly Song:
Sung to the tune of “Itsy-Bitsy Spider”
“The fuzzy Caterpillar climbed up on a leaf,
She spun her little Chrysalis and then she fell asleep,
While she was sleeping she dreamed that she could fly,
And later when she woke up she was a Butterfly”.