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Two Day MF Class News 5/17/18

May 16, 2019
By The Two Day MF Team

Butterfly Messenger
May 17, 2019 Bi-Weekly

The last two weeks of school have been a ton of fun! The children’s eyes lit up as we released our Painted Lady Butterflies. We watched five of them flutter away and carefully placed one with crumpled wings in our Acorn garden in his happy new home.
We really enjoyed making individual pizzas! The kids had fun spreading out their dough and adding sauce and cheese. Some chose pepperoni and everyone gobbled them up! Jo, Wendy and Becky gave our Caterpillars two thumbs up. They were delighted that we made extras to share with them. What a treat!
We hope you all enjoyed Mother’s Day as much as we did. The kids worked hard to make your day special. It’s been sweet to watch our little Caterpillars transform into Butterflies and it was exciting to wear our wings and fly! We know you’ll enjoy your butterfly magnets, stories and bud vases. We hope you felt celebrated, appreciated and loved.

Water Day was a blast! We covered ourselves in shaving cream, washed cars, blew bubbles, washed baby doll clothes, and played in pools with water exploration toys. Thank you Wendy for providing us with the delicious frozen fruit bars.
Today we had fun with Spaghetti! Miss Laura and I read the book More Spaghetti, I Say! We painted with spaghetti, played with spaghetti and even ate spaghetti for snack. What a fun way to end our year!    

We started the year as little Caterpillars, hungry to learn and ready for adventure. While it’s hard to say goodbye, we are ending the year with our wings spread wide, ready to fly on to our next stop in this beautiful journey of life. It’s an honor and privilege to have had the opportunity to work with all of our amazing wonderful families. Thank you for always saying, “Yes! How can I help?”
Brightest Blessings,     Pamela and Laura

Two Day MF Class News 4/30/18

April 30, 2019
By The Two Day MF Team

Caterpillar Connection        May 3, 2019 Bi-Weekly   
Our ducklings hatched a week after our chicks and the children loved seeing their fluffiness and webbed feet!  We also watched our caterpillars wrap themselves in chrysalises and transform into butterflies! It will be fun to set them free!

Our Fiesta Day was full of excitement as we broke cascarones over our friends and family, decorating each other with the spirit of Fiesta. Thank you Michelle and Ana for donating eggs and cascarones. Thank you to all who generously donated food supplies, piñata supplies and your time to making that event special for our entire school. We had fun with face painting and confetti poppers, made maracas and crowns, tossed rings on sombreros and ate an array of delicious Mexican flavors! Happy Birthday Celia! Thank you for sharing muffins with us. We love the days when our families come in to share what makes The Acorn so unique!
Although our time with the worms was brief we sure learned a lot about them! We learned that they have 5 hearts and a sensory organ in the front of them that allows them to feel light and warmth. We learned that even though they don’t have lungs they take in oxygen through their moist slimy skin. We discovered that when they burrow into the soil they create holes that allow carbon dioxide and water to reach the roots of the plants and nourish them. Next week we will be making pizzas in our pizza parlor and will make them for snack! Yum!

Mother’s Day is next Friday, May 10th! Moms, please arrive promptly at 10:20. We look forward to spending a very special hour honoring you! If you are unable to make it please let me know as soon as possible. Perhaps an Auntie, Grandma or other Special Friend can attend.
Dates to Remember:                      

Friday, May 10th- Mother’s Day 10:20 – 11:20

Monday, May 13th- WATER/MUD DAY!!

Friday, May 17th- Last Day Of School!!!

Water/Mud Day, on Monday, May 13th, is another annual tradition at The Acorn School. We load up the playground with all things water and mud! Please send your child to school in and old swimsuit and cover up and old tennis shoes or water shoes. Send a bag with a towel. PLEASE LABEL COVER UPS AND TOWELS. It’s a great idea to have an extra towel or two in the car with you that day. They may come home drenched, damp or covered in mud!
Brightest Blessings,   
Pamela and Laura

Two Day MF Class News 4/12/18

April 11, 2019
By The Two Day MF Team

Caterpillar Connection    April 12, 2019 Bi-Weekly
We have chicks! The children were excited to come in Monday and see our first! They eagerly counted down the days until the chicks’ arrival and waited patiently for them to hatch. Our ducks are due soon. Please come in and take a look if you have the chance.

Our time exploring dinosaurs was a smashing success as we excavated plaster to find hidden dinosaurs, dug for hidden treasures in the sand, put together dinosaur puzzles and moved the way dinosaurs moved! We discovered the differences between carnivores and herbivores and categorized them accordingly. We watched in awe as our individual volcanoes erupted, overflowing with lava. We examined lava rock introducing igneous rocks and discovered fossils in sedimentary rock. We ended the unit by painting a fish and lifting its print to see a representation of a fossil.

We have just changed our dramatic play room to a farm and garden and have some really fun activities planned. We will discuss farm animals and crops and even discover the advantages of having earthworms in the soil. We will begin to watch butterflies grow!

Please remember that next Friday, Good Friday, is a holiday as well as The Battle of Flowers Day on the following Friday. Our Fiesta is scheduled for Monday, April 22nd and we want to thank those of you who have signed up to help make it successful. Please be on the lookout for a reminder text of what you signed up for! The piñata and supplies are coming in on Monday the 15th so we can have it ready for the big event on the 22nd. The food and paper products will come in on the 22nd. What a fun day that will be!
Dates to Remember:                      

Friday, April 19th- GOOD FRIDAY/ NO SCHOOL

Monday, April 22th- Acorn Fiesta!!!

Friday, April 26th Battle of Flowers/ NO SCHOOL

Friday, May 10th- Mother’s Day 10:25 – 11:25

Mark your calendars for our Mother’s Day celebration on May 10th from 10:25-11:25. Those special sealed envelopes given to daddy are due by Monday, April 15th!    We are looking forward to honoring all of our moms in a very special way.          
Brightest Blessings,   Pamela and Laura

Two Day MF Class News 3/29/18

March 29, 2019
By The Two Day MF Team

Caterpillar Connection
March 29, 2019 Bi-Weekly

Eleven days down and ten to go! We are over half way there, on our way to that incredible twenty first day. Our Caterpillars are excited and they can’t wait to see our chicks pip through and unzip their shells as they hatch. Thank you Wendy for teaching us all about incubating chicks- that they need a moist 100° environment and they need to be turned just the way that the mama hen would do. We also noticed different color chicken eggs and discovered that breed and diet are contributing factors. Lastly we took a look at a variety of eggs to determine what could have hatched from each. We examined a chicken, duck, goose and an ostrich egg! We learned that even reptiles lay eggs.

It’s been fun to see imaginations soar in our castle dramatic play. They children dressed up as kings, queens, princes, princesses, and we even had a dragon or two!

We filled our sensory tub with water beads and watched these tiny magical beads soak up the water and expand. The children loved the feel of them. We also played in moon sand with dinosaurs. We’ve painted with water beads and lifted marbleized water colors from shaving cream. We taped black butcher paper to the slide and the children had tons of fun sliding with oil pastels!

Our Fiesta is scheduled for Monday, April 22nd and we will need tons of help to make it successful. We need set up and clean up help, face painters, a confetti popper attendant, food servers, game attendants and a helper to assist the children in making maracas. We will share the playground with the kindergarten and Honey Bee classes. Please check your email for more information!
Dates to Remember:                      
Friday, April 19th- GOOD FRIDAY/ NO SCHOOL
Monday, April 22th- Acorn Fiesta!!!
Friday, April 26th Battle of Flowers/ NO SCHOOL

As stated in your latest group text message we are collecting premade cascarones, so we can have a bit of fun with them. If you’d like to donate a dozen we’d be thrilled. We have seen them at HEB, Wal-Mart, Target or maybe you have a friend that makes them! Once again we’d like to take some time to say thank you for always supporting us. We feel incredibly blessed!               
Brightest Blessings,
Pamela and Laura

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