Friday, June 5, 2020

Happy Trails to You! EDS June 2020


Yeehaww! What a fun Tailgate to Graduate! Thank you all for making it such a special day for our children! We loved all of the fun decorations and outfits. Please share your photos and videos on our EDS Parents FB page. The video and more photos will be emailed out in a few days.











Since we needed to keep things short today, I thought I would share my annual end of the year message here :)

THANK YOU ALL FOR ANOTHER TERRIFIC YEAR AT EMMANUEL DAY SCHOOL!

We are so lucky to have such a passionate team of teachers who work hard to nurture and excite our children each day. Thank You Miss Kate, Miss Terri, Miss Sarah and Miss Pam for ALL that you do for our EDS family.

Thank You to our amazing Emmanuel Church family Abouna, Anne, Lori, Debbie, Janet, Lil, Ellen, Vicki, Dave, Ed, Fay, Ron, Pam and Raymond for always believing in us!

We are blessed to have such a special community of supportive and collaborative families. It is our strong partnership that makes Emmanuel Day School such a special place for our children to learn and grow.  By sharing your children with us, we are teaching them the value of discovery, imagination, collaboration and giving them a sense of purpose.

Together, we created a magical "castle" where children feel cherished, confident and inspired.
This year, with your help, we:
Welcomed Abouna to our family! Blasted into school as Super Heroes, watched jack's face light up the spooky night, served a feast to give thanks for our many blessings, captured the magic of Christmas by belting out festive tunes, immersed every inch of our minds and bodies in art, learned how to use Zoom to continue our EDS mission at home and became mother hens!






All of this, while making wonderful friendships and memories. It has been an honor to be a part of such a beautiful journey.

As we say goodbye to another year, please remember that the value of childhood lies in the process. Cherish the brief journey, remember to create and play together to soak up the magic of childhood.

Wishing you a fun and sunny summer!
Keep in touch!
Love,
Miss Carissa

Monday, June 1, 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020, Butterfly Number 4 Release

Butterfly number 4 was ready to fly away!  Below is a video of his release. Giving our last butterfly a couple more days to see if he emerges.





Looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday at the Tailgate to Graduate! 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020, Butterfly Release

Below are three videos of the butterfly release.  It was a perfect afternoon to let our butterflies fly free into nature!




Looking forward to seeing you all at the Tailgate to Graduate!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Fantastic Finish Friday! May 22, 2020







HAPPY SUMMER VACATION!







Today is our last regular Zoom meeting.  We will send out an email with a Zoom invitation to view our butterfly release into the wilds.

STORY TIME



What is your favorite summer activity?  Can you draw a picture of that activity?

One of our favorite stories about the beach!



When we go to the beach, we often see a lot of sea gulls!  You can make a paper sea gull with a paper plate. Start by folding a paper plate in half.  You can also use a piece of paper in the shape of a circle.


 






Watch out!  Your sea gull might steal your snack!






MATH

I wonder how much taller you will grow over the summer?  Take a measurement of your body from head to foot.  You can use any sort of rope or ribbon and get a helper to cut the string the size of your body and store it in a baggie until September; or you can use blocks and lay them out the length of your body and then count the blocks, write the number of blocks down, store the paper in a special place until September. Can you think of another unit of measure?  (Like matchbox cars, marbles or seashells!)  Repeat the same measurement in September to see how much you have grown!  You could store it in your EDS portfolio book that will be returned to you soon.

I wonder if you will eat more ice cream or s'mores over the summertime?  Can you make a graph?  Fold a piece of paper in half length wise, open it up and draw a line on the crease.  On one side draw an ice cream cone and on the other a s'more (or 2 different summer treats like watermelon or strawberries, whatever your favorite summer snack might be).  In September add up each column to see which one is more.

SCIENCE


Today we put all 5 chrysalises into the butterfly tent.  Now we wait about 7 to 10 days for the butterflies to emerge.  4 are attached to the lid and one is on the floor of the tent on a spoon.  We will notify you all when it is time to release the butterflies into the wild.


Watch the summer night sky.  In your summer travels, look up when it is dark.  Will you see a lot of stars or no stars?  Can you see the moon, and if so, what shape is it?


MUSIC AND MOVEMENT





EDS HOME SCHOOL GALLERY

Look where our friend rode his bike today!  We all wish we were there together!







BONUS MATERIAL


HAVE A FUN SUMMER! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Thinking Thursday! May 21, 2020

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Thursday, May 21, 2020, EDS at HOME

Butterfly watch day 17

Today we move the chrysalises to the butterfly tent.

LITERACY



Make your own paper boat.  The directions are in the bonus material section below.  There are quite a few steps, so you might need help from a grown up.  This is great practice for creasing paper and fine motor exercise.

Float a boat.  Pick 3 items or more.  See how long your boat can stay afloat before it sinks.

MATH:

The Shape of the Month is a diamond.  A diamond shape is a rhombus.  A rhombus has 4 equal sides and opposite parallel lines.

A hat that is often worn for graduation is shaped like a diamond!  We are talking a lot about our EDS Graduation this week.









We have studied the numbers 1 to 10.  For your information, we also made a special numbers book that is in your portfolio book that you will get after graduation day.  The teachers put extra pages in there for you to complete your special book over the summer if you wish, since we were not able to finish this project together.
 

This week on a half of sheet of paper, you could practice writing, tracing, or identifying the numbers 1 to 10.  If you write them, you could add this page to your number book.

Do you have a lucky number?  Write it on a piece of paper and bring it to our Zoom meeting.  We can try to guess the number.

Do you have a favorite shape?

SCIENCE: Today is Day 16 on our Caterpillar watch.  I wonder if  the last caterpillar has spun their chrysalis!


Butterfly Watch


Day 1
Day 4

Day 8
 Day 11


Day 14


On Day 15 One caterpillar at the top has knocked down one of the chrysalises circled in red at the bottom.  It will be fine.  Hopefully the caterpillar will spin its chrysalis and leave the others alone.


This butterfly schedule has the dates at the top. The numbers in the squares are the number of days for each stage.  We are currently on day 17  and currently have 4 chrysalides and 1 caterpillar taking its time. The chrysalides need 3 days to harden.  Then we wait 7 to 10 days for them to emerge from their chrysalis as a butterfly.  The green dots show where we are now.  We are 3 days off of our projected timeframe.  We may ot see butterflies until around May 28.   It is all up to Mother Nature.  I will send out a Zoom invite for those that want to watch the butterfly release.



This is the Painted Lady Butterfly.  This is the kind of butterfly that will emerge from our chrysalises.  They are a common butterfly that lives in our country and Canada.

Butterfly fact:  Butterflies feed on nectar from flowers.  They have taste receptors on their feet!  They have six feet.  What do we taste with?

We talked about how a butterfly eats.  They have a proboscis, which is a straw-like body part on its head for sucking up nectar from a flower.


Plant studies:   We have sprouted bean plants from seed, and now we are regrowing celery! We found a very small sprout.  I wonder how much it grew over the weekend.  Check it out below.



 
 Let's try rooting the Avocado pit

Science drawing:  Fold a piece of paper in half like a card.  On the front or top, draw a picture of a flower.  On the inside, underneath, draw a picture of a creature that might help the flower such as a bee or butterfly, or worm.  OR draw something that might eat the flower, like a caterpillar or some type of bug.  Bring it to Zoom on Tuesday and we will try to guess what is on the inside of your card when you give us clues.

MUSIC or MOTOR:

We hope to sing the songs below at Graduation






EDS HOME SCHOOL PHOTO GALLERY

 

Number formation and flower power!  What is that hiding behind the flower?











BONUS MATERIAL

Can you make a paper airplane to go with your paper boat?  What other mode of transportation can we make out of paper?



Visual recognition game.  Find some empty grocery boxes in your recycling bin.  Cut the fronts and backs off.  Mix them up on a table and match them back together.

Dandelion life cycle viewed at the following link:  
https://www.facebook.com/362863237425296/posts/1102652480113031/

Butterfly time lapse video at the following link
https://www.facebook.com/362863237425296/posts/1102243290153950/

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Summer Birthday Celebration Wednesday! May 20, 2020


WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2020, EDS at HOME

BUTTERFLY WATCH DAY Day 17

Draw a special summer birthday wish for all of our EDS friends that celebrate a summer birthday!

OUR LAST GARDEN LESSON WITH MS. BRIDGET





LITERACY



Make your own paper boat.  The directions are in the bonus material section below.  There are quite a few steps, so you might need help from a grown up.  This is great practice for creasing paper and fine motor exercise.

MATH:

The Shape of the Month is a diamond.  A diamond shape is a rhombus.  A rhombus has 4 equal sides and opposite parallel lines.

A hat that is often worn for graduation is shaped like a diamond!  We are talking a lot about our EDS Graduation this week.









We have studied the numbers 1 to 10.  For your information, we also made a special numbers book that is in your portfolio book that you will get after graduation day.  The teachers put extra pages in there for you to complete your special book over the summer if you wish, since we were not able to finish this project together.
 

This week on a half of sheet of paper, you could practice writing, tracing, or identifying the numbers 1 to 10.  If you write them, you could add this page to your number book.

SCIENCE: Today is Day 17 on our Butterfly watch.  I wonder if  the last caterpillar has spun their chrysalis!


Butterfly Watch


Day 1
Day 4

Day 8
 Day 11


Day 14


Day 15 One caterpillar at the top has knocked down one of the chrysalises circled in red at the bottom.  It will be fine.  Hopefully the caterpillar will spin its chrysalis and leave the others alone.


This butterfly schedule has the dates at the top. The numbers in the squares are the number of days for each stage.  We are currently on day 17  and currently have 4 chrysalises and 1 caterpillar taking its time. The chrysalises need 3 days to harden.  Then we wait 7 to 10 days for them to emerge from their chrysalis as a butterfly.  The green dots show where we are now.  We are 3 days off of our projected time frame.  We may not see butterflies until around May 28.   It is all up to Mother Nature.  I will send out a Zoom invite for those that want to watch the butterfly release.



This is the Painted Lady Butterfly.  This is the kind of butterfly that will emerge from our chrysalises.  They are a common butterfly that lives in our country and Canada.

Butterfly fact:  Butterflies feed on nectar from flowers.  They have taste receptors on their feet!  They have six feet.  What do we taste with?

We talked about how a butterfly eats.  They have a proboscis, which is a straw-like body part on its head for sucking up nectar from a flower.


Plant studies:   We have sprouted bean plants from seed, and now we are regrowing celery! We found a very small sprout.  I wonder how much it grew over the weekend.  Check it out below.



 
 Let's try rooting the Avocado pit

Science drawing:  Fold a piece of paper in half like a card.  On the front or top, draw a picture of a flower.  On the inside, underneath, draw a picture of a creature that might help the flower such as a bee or butterfly, or worm.  OR draw something that might eat the flower, like a caterpillar or some type of bug.  Bring it to Zoom on Tuesday and we will try to guess what is on the inside of your card when you give us clues.

MUSIC or MOTOR:


We hope to sing the songs below at Graduation






EDS HOME SCHOOL PHOTO GALLERY





A red paper boat!  I wonder where it will float!








BONUS MATERIAL



Visual recognition game.  Find some empty grocery boxes in your recycling bin.  Cut the fronts and backs off.  Mix them up on a table and match them back together.

Dandelion life cycle viewed at the following link:  
https://www.facebook.com/362863237425296/posts/1102652480113031/

Butterfly time lapse video at the following link
https://www.facebook.com/362863237425296/posts/1102243290153950/