Yikes! Where is the time going?

Tomorrow and then 5 days next week and school is finished for me until August! The end of school is CRAZY - so many forms to fill out, equipment to check, scrapbooks to finish, report cards to do, permanent files, good byes to faculty and staff leaving - Yikes!! And we are still teaching - going strong and not giving up! :)

Tomorrow we will go out into our kinder "garden" to plant pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Then on Monday (or Tuesday), we will plant annual flowers. We also will be making our scarecrow who will take up residence in our garden for the summer. I will post pictures of that activity when we have completed it!

Our Painted Lady butterflies have hatched! And they are so beautiful! It is so much fun to see the metamorphosis in real life! After all the butterfly activities that we did in April, it is wonderful for the kids to have watched them actually happening!  We put orange slices in the bottom of their cage for food and will be letting them go tomorrow - and that will be the end of our classroom wildlife! :(


  1. It's definitely a crazy time of year! Your butterflies are so cute. I definitely want to have a butterfly garden next year!

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. Butterflies are so easy! Just order them from Insect Lore. They send you all the directions and it couldn't be easier! Painted Lady butterflies are found everywhere, so they are the perfect classroom pet for most schools! :) Cindy

  3. Love the butterflies!! I've never done them but they are definitely on the list for next year!!

    Jessica Stanford

  4. Watching the monarchs in fall go from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly is part of the magic of our first grades! It seems that most every year a fifth grader comes back and says, "Remember when...?"

    Thanks for your post - it brought back beautiful memories.

    Have a great summer vacation!
    Primary Inspiration