New books about growing and changing had been placed on the children's bookshelves. The titles focused on:
- life cycles (ladybugs, butterflies, frogs, pill bugs, etc),
- animals that hatch out of eggs,
- seeds and growing plants, flowers, vegetables, and
- children growing and changing (how bodies grow, losing teeth, etc).
New small group posters (a chrysalis and a pond) had been posted in their places. New tags had been created for each group - butterflies and frogs.
During breakfast, we engaged the children in conversation about all the new, exciting things and spent a lot of time answering questions (and appreciating their excitement). After breakfast, full attention was given to all the new books while children brushed their teeth. This is always independent reading time and the children really enjoyed looking at all the new books - many took great pride in being able to read the butterfly life cycle books, as many had watched the transformation during their 3-year old classes last year.
The room was abuzz as children were eager (and ready) to explore with the new activities!
Coming Next: Activity 1 - Growing Grass and Green Beans
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