We have had a busy and exciting week here in Primary! Completing our butterfly life cycle study, beginning our last continent study unit of the school year, and attending a program about sound presented by the Everwonder Children’s Museum!
This week our caterpillars finished their metamorphosis and came out of their chrysalises as beautiful painted lady butterflies. We finished up our study of the butterfly life cycle this week by observing our butterflies for a few days and then releasing the butterflies out on the playground. It was so fun to watch the butterflies flutter away and the children enjoyed tracking where they all flew off to.
As we finished up the study of the butterfly life cycle, we also began our last continent unit of the school year, Australia. Australia is such an interesting continent due to its size and the fact that many of its native animal species are only found in Australia. We will be exploring the animals, culture, and landmarks of Australia over the next few weeks.
On Thursday, the Everwonder Children’s Museum came to our school to present a program about sound. The children listened to a book about familiar sounds and learned how we get to hear those sounds. They also learned how sound travels through solids, liquids, and gases. After the introduction, the children had the opportunity to explore making sounds with different instruments and materials, as well as make a rain stick to bring home. They all throughly enjoyed the invitation to make lots of noise!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Amanda & Heather