Monday was rather wet and cold but many of the children did spend some time examining the vegetable garden. With the help of Sydney’s grandma, green cater pillars were discovered eating the broccoli leaves. It was rather tricky finding the caterpillars as they were “hiding” and “camouflaged”. They were picked off and put into a container so we could examine them further. When inside we looked at some information books about bugs to see if we could find what they were called. No luck, but we did know that they would spin a cocoon and then turn into a white moth. It was suggested that the scarecrow should be put into the garden to keep the birds away and that might keep the caterpillars away. It was suggested that a net go over the plants to stop them from being eaten. There are many gardeners are emerging. It’s such a great interest to have and what a great way to help protect our environment.
Thursday was such a lovely day and after talking to the children they decided to stay outdoors. Yes it was another opportunity to spend weeding the vegetable garden and making sure that the green caterpillars were not eating the broccoli leaves again. Thank you to Nikki (Harry’s mum) who offered us a tip on spraying lemon juice on to the leaves to keep the caterpillars away. We will do this next week......And the best of all was that BILL, the scarecrow was standing over our garden. Many were excited to see him.
While outdoors we ran, climbed and of course spent time on the swings. Another way we used our gross motor skills was to dance to music that Annette brought out. The cd’s that were played were, “The wheels on the bus” which contained songs such as “The ants go marching by” and “If you’re happy and you know it” The other cd that was played was “All together” by Scott Browne. This one included songs about the different seasons and several animal songs such as “Tiddalick” and “Caterpillar”
Our last week of Term 2 ends on Thursday 27/6/2013. Remember to wear your PJ’s to celebrate a great Term.
Your 3 Year Old Educators,
Karen and Annette