Mrs Black brought the frog spawn back after her babysitting duties over the Spring break and the children were amazed at the changes that had taken place. Our frog spawn had changed into tadpoles and there were hundreds of them. Mrs Brown had a brilliant idea - getting magnifying glasses to have a closer look without frightening them. The children really enjoyed examining the tadpoles. Aaron used the computer to find out what they like to eat (lettuce apparently) and Ava painted a beautiful picture of the tadpoles in a pond. Please have a look on the way in tomorrow as they are now transferred outside and are back in their original bucket.
Mrs Friel was very impressed at the children's letter recognition skills. She had an alphabet jigsaw with pictures that matched up but it wasn't long before they were using the letters part and making their own names. They also used magnetic letters and whiteboards - what smart children we have!
Miss Smith and Mack's mum decided it was far too nice a day to stay inside for long. The boys and girls had a great time in the garden exploring their bug hotel to see if there were any visitors yet. Felix found a worm living there and Ben and Louis found a spider with 20 hundred legs - I am glad it was outside boys!!
The children were also having a great time with frisbees and a box. The aim of the game was to throw the frisbee accurately into the box and a big well done to Leon who was the first person to actually manage it.
It was a tasty snack today and very much needed after such an eventful morning. The children enjoyed eating their bread and butter, apple and salami all washed down with either milk or water.
At Reflection time Mrs Black nearly didn't have time to read the story "Sports Day" because she was hearing all the different experiences the children had been investigating, but we still managed to fit it in. If you have some spare time on Saturday, Friends of Overtoun Park are hosting a sports day and I am sure it will be a great day out and the sun will still be shining (fingers crossed).
Thanks again to Mack for lending us his mum and a big Stonelaw thank you to Mack's mum for all the help she gives us. She's not very good at "Simon Says" though so she may have to come back and practice!!!
We will see you all tomorrow and hopefully we will be out and about again in this lovely weather.