Mrs. Huggins' Happenings

What is happening this week?

This Weeks Theme:

Butterfly Life Cycle

This week in our class we will begin discussing the butterfly life cycle as part of our All Living Things Have a Life Cycle segment. To start our segment on the butterfly life cycle we will be reading one of my favorite books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. This colorful story is about a very hungry caterpillar that eats his way through the week until he grows into a butterfly. We will be using this book to inspire all of our subjects for this week in addition to learning the life cycle of a butterfly.


Reading

As a class we will be reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. After reading will be working on putting the story of the very hungry caterpillar in order (beginning, middle, and end). Students will work together with images from the story to help recall the order that the story happened in. This will also introduce the order of the butterfly life cycle.


Click on the link to see Eric Carle read The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Word Wall

  • larva
  • chrysalis
  • pupa
  • observe
  • record

Math

We will continue on working on number recognition and ordering by putting the correct number of fruit the very hungry caterpillar ate in the book in order from 1-5.

Science

As part of our butterfly life cycle theme we will be going over the four phases; egg, caterpillar (larva), chrysalis (pupa), and butterfly. We will also be creating a butterfly life cycle chart using pasta that matches the 4 phases of a butterfly. In addition we will also be raising butterflies in our butterfly garden. Students will be able to witness the phases of a caterpillar from the caterpillar phase all the way to adult butterfly phase. As a class we will be keeping a calendar chart to keep track of our butterflies' development by using the pasta life cycle charts we have created. This will reiterate our theme that all living organisms have a life cycle and that each of the phases takes time as we learned with our seedlings last week.

Social Studies

This week will we talking about common features in our environment and why they are important to us. We will be making a list of all the features that our school and homes share and ones that are different.

Arts & Crafts

As we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle we will discuss how he creates the pictures in the book by using colorful tissue paper. The students will get a chance to create their own butterflies using a variety of colorful tissue paper, just like Eric Carle.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Book Trailer

Look At What We Are Learning!

What Can You Do At Home?

  • Continue working with ABC flash cards (upper and lower).
  • Read for 10 minutes. Reading each day with your child will help with identifying and sounding out words.
  • Roll a dice. Roll a dice and have your child identify the number that shows face up.
  • Talk about how all living things go through a cycle. Ask your child how the different cycles are the same and how they are different.
  • Plant a garden. Have your child plant and take of their seedling. Ask them what sort of things the plants need to survive.
  • Talk about different features in your neighborhood such as markets, post offices, libraries, police/fire stations, and hospitals and talk about their importance in the community.

What's Happening At School...

PTO MEETING

Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 7:00pm

PTO Meeting will be held in the multipurpose room. Please join us as we will be discussing future fundraising projects and our annual end of the year picnic and field day.


CHICK-FIL-A SPIRIT NIGHT

Wednesday, Nov 13th

Don't forget to drop in for lunch or dinner at our local Chick-Fil-A for spirit night. Just put your receipt into our school box located near the cashier and we will receive 10 percent of the sales!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov. 18th - First Day of our Toy Drive

Nov. 22nd - Free Dress Friday

Nov 27th - 29th - Thanksgiving Holiday (NO SCHOOL)



Mrs. Destiny Huggins

If you ever have any questions or concerns you can email me anytime!