Caterpillar News: On Tuesday morning, we went to the Butterfly room to hear about Alex's work on a Flying Car (wings by the door area flap over and fold out). He showed two short videos and let the kids try on his pilot helmet. Back in the Caterpillar room they drew flying cars and made them out of MagnaTiles, working to get the right triangle shape for authenticity.
Everybody was engaged with Jeff Jam and yoga. Hannah has been singing "This Land is Your Land", and we have added it to our repertoire at meeting; I hear a lot of kids singing it to themselves while they play.
And-continuing with our Ocean study- Candice outlined seahorses for the kids to color in. Last year she helped the group make a large Daddy seahorse with 14 pockets, which we saved. The little ones they colored will be reinforced and attached to sticks , so the kids can play with them and then put them back in the Dad's pouch. Sometime next week we will put it on the wall.
Because show works better than tell- we had a Red Snapper to examine fish scales, gills and fins. After looking at the fish drawings Mark brought in from the Natural History Museum, most of the children thought fish had feathers- now I think they know the difference between feather and fin (and skin and scales and gills and nose- all of which we have had conversations about).