The children eagerly entered the classroom reuniting with familiar friends and meeting new friends.
My friends immediately began rediscovering favorite activities and exploring new ones.
Morah Katie: At The Gan, we have been many types of people. We have been astronomers who studied the planets; oceanographers who study the _____?
Morah Katie: For the next few weeks we are going to be Entomologists.
They are scientists who study: BUGS!!!
Jack: Like dragonflies?
Jack: Grasshoppers are bugs.
Morah Katie: Those are bugs, and entomologists study all of them. We are going to start with a very important bug, the bee.
Morah Katie: Why are bees important?
Scout: They pollinate flowers.
Morah Katie: Bees create delicious honey, and pollinate flowers. They also help pollinate many of the flowering plants we eat!
Here is a bowl of oatmeal. If there were no bees, we would HAVE to eat it plain. Because of bees, if we want we can add blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries!
Sroli: Avocado! I see avocado!
Efraim: Blueberries lemon carrots celery
Judah: Sroli has an apple. I have the carrots.
We re-wrote a familiar song to express our thankfulness for bees:
I'm bringing home my baby bumblebee, won't my __________ be so proud of me!
I'm bringing home my baby bumblebee oh so carefully!
As we sung, each child added a fruit or plant:
It has been a sweet and happy week.