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Group Time - Week of July 18

 This week our book study is "Honey, Honey, Lion" by Jan Brett.  We learned how bees collect nectar from the flowers.  Being bees, the children communicated to the other bees through a waggle dance to indicate they found some flowers.

Looking for nectar.

Found the nectar.

Bringing the honey to the hive.
 Once the bees found the nectar, they returned to the hive to fill the honeycombs with honey.  The children have asked to have a honey taste test at the end of this week.


  1. Look at this amazing connection to angles on youtube.

    I wonder if the children would like to make a mechanism that would help them follow directional arrows when they work with the folksong, Little Sally Ann (It has cardinal directions in the song).


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