It is with mixed emotions that we come to the end of the school year. We are sad to be saying goodbye to some of our families who have been with us for many years. But we are excited for all of our graduates and wish them a happy and successful beginning of their elementary school education.
We have gotten an idea of how everything changes, beginning with a presentation by a paleontologist last week. He showed us fossils that he found, and he let the children feel them. He described fossils in ways that the children understood, using imagery such as a footprint in the sand as a wave pulls back into the sea.
Last Friday, many of the children witnessed butterflies emerging from their chrysalises. They saw them fly out of the cage and up to the sky.
Auntie Numero has taken all of the numbers through 10. She said goodbye to the children and promised to try to stay away from numbers for the summer. The children also told Duck that it is not nice to say that he is better at guarding the numbers and alphabet than his sister. "It would hurt her feelings if she heard you say that," one child said.