News From The Caterpillars

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The Caterpillars are in the last stage of metamorphosis for the school year! They have been really busy building their chrysalis so they can change into beautiful butterflies just in time to graduate to Kindergarten. We are currently learning all about Bugs. In our bug unit, we are reading books about bugs, searching for real bugs outside to catch in our bug catcher, and learning all about the life cycle of a butterfly. Our kiddos are fascinated by the real caterpillars that we just got in our classroom! Each kiddo chose two caterpillars to

watch grow into an adult as they go through the four stages in the life cycle of a butterfly. Once all of the caterpillars change into butterflies, we will release them outside and watch them fly! After our Bug unit, we will jump into our Ocean theme and do an author study on Dr. Seuss to finish up the school year.

The Caterpillars have also been learning about numbers. We have been doing a number of the week, where we study a number during our morning circle. We learn how to write it, count it, and tally it! The Caterpillars are continuing to grasp the concept of initial, middle, and final phonemes through Phonemic Awareness lessons.

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I am so proud of all of the Caterpillars. They have each made so much growth throughout the school year not only academically, but socially as well. We have gotten to watch amazing friendships blossom! We are so excited to watch our Caterpillars metamorphose into butterflies as we get close to graduation!

Addie Adler, M.Ed.

Lead Teacher, Caterpillar Class