3rd June 2014
Guess what! I have 5 new 'froggy' friends in my class room. Five of the tadpoles have turned into frogs and one still has his tail! All the children were very brave and held a frog (everyone except for Mrs Carlile!). They all screamed and squealed really loudly when they jumped in their hands. The children had great fun with Mrs McKeating helping them learn about the life cycle of a frog and variation. Take a look at all the pictures.
Wednesday 4th June 2014
I gained 5 new froggy friends yesterday and 5 new crawling furry friends today! Welcome to St. John's School Danny (Ings), Simon, David, Paul and Gavin (the children chose the names!). They are 5 very handsome, but tiny, caterpillars. We will be studying them as they grow and then watch them transform into beautiful painted lady butterflies. Once they become butterflies, we will release them into their natural habitat. Mrs Carlile has told me that we can release them on my birthday...at my special 1st birthday party on Friday 11th July. Yippee.
12th June 2014
Sorry parents but Mrs. Carlile has cast a spell and there are now 2 of each of your children. Look carefully at the photo!
16th June 2014
How is everyone's teams doing in the World Cup? I think England should have brought me on as a substitute in the second half on Saturday night! Year 2 are having a little World Cup competition (we are not gambling parents...honest!) and I got Ecuador! I'm feeling lucky and could win the World Cup here! Look at me on the lid of my tank reading the information about my team. The children have been finding out about the flags by doing a World Cup Country treasure hunt around the classroom. They all knew where to find Ecuador!
Mrs McKeating...we need you!
It would seem that my nursing and midwifery skills are just amazing at the moment. We have lots more 'froglets' appeared this weekend...under my tender loving care of course.
Mrs McKeating, please can you come and take them back to your pond before Mrs Carlile finds them hopping around the classroom and starts screaming? Thank you very much.
I can't see exactly how many there are but there are at least 4 or 5. These are definitely girl frogs...Florence, Freda, Felicity, Francesca and if there is a 5th, Frederica. I will let you know when we have counted them later.
Tuesday 17th June
This morning I counted 9 froggies jumping around our little pond. Mrs McKeating has just taken them through to Year 4 to count them and clean the tank out. I wonder how many she will find? I might run out of names for them. The other 4 are called Fiona, Faith, Faye and Freya.
Mrs Mc Keating I would like these froggies released in your pond to either the 'Frog Chorus' by Paul McCartney or 'Freedom' by Wham. Either of those will do nicely. Thank you.
Friday 20th June 2014
YOU WILL NEVER GUESS WHAT AN ADVENTURE I HAVE BEEN ON...AND SURVIVED TO TELL THE TALE!
Luckily, Mrs Carlile came to clean my tank out at 'silly o'clock' this morning and didn't leave it until Monday! After checking my TARDIS and log, which is where I usually hide, she dug around in the soil, trying to find me. One hour later, she was desperate and called for Miss Hartley and Mrs Taylor to check the soil for me.
They couldn't find me either, so poor Mrs Carlile had to go and confess to Mrs McKeating that she had lost me! Mrs McKeating told her she would pray to St. Anthony for me.
Thank goodness the prayers worked! Mrs Carlile had an awful feeling that the only possible solution was that she...yes you guessed right...had thrown me out with my old food. Now the problem was that Mrs Carlile had changed my food very early yesterday morning...before the bin was emptied in class. So Mrs Carlile knew there was no point looking for me in the class bin as the bin liner had already been thrown away in the skips outside!
Mrs Glynn sprang in to action with Year 2's register and Mrs Taylor and Mrs Carlile went outside with Mr Glasgow who had kindly grabbed the top few bin bags out of the skips.
Can you believe that the first bag that was picked out was the bag from Year 2! Mrs Taylor and Mrs Carlile carefully lifted each piece of rubbish out to check if I was inside it. Mrs Carlile found the paper towel with my old food in but I wasn't in that either! After 10 minutes, Mrs Carlile spotted me in the bottom of the bin liner covered in pencil shavings!
She screamed with delight as she hugged me and told me she was sorry. She carefully carried me inside and Mrs Taylor began to administer first aid to me. First she gave me a warm bath with a soft tissue to get the pencil shavings off me. Then she gave me a kiss and a cuddle and gave me some juicy lettuce to eat. She wrote me a first aid slip which did say that she felt I was well enough to remain school and that I had had some TLC.
What an adventure! I had decided during the night that if Year 2 didn't really want me anymore then I was going to go to Brazil to watch my team Ecuador play tonight. Mrs Carlile said it would be much safer for me to watch it on TV!
Monday 23rd June
Today I met Bob and Brian. They are huge! One day, I want to look like them. I am tiny in comparison! But then again, I am bigger on the inside. Mrs Carlile told me that the best things come in little packages such as diamonds and Stanleys. I agree! Thank you Lola for bringing them in. I didn't get much of a chance to see them as it is really busy in school due to fun week but Lola has promised to bring them in again next week.
Wednesday 25th June
Well, I don't mean to brag or anything but I truly am a great midwife (midsnail). Not only did I give Mrs Hewitt great tips for when she had her twins yesterday, but I safely delivered twins in Year 2 today! Yes, we have 2 new beautiful butterflies in our classroom. Danny has hatched and you will never guess who the other one is! It's GAVIN! Mrs Carlile refused to throw him away in the bin last week (she didn't mind throwing me in the bin though!) and thankfully, Gavin has hatched into a handsome butterfly too. They are just drying their wings out at the moment and Mrs Howley has frantically been pulling flowers out of her garden for them to sit on. We are a great team in Year 2.
Thursday 26th June
No more butterflies during the night but Mrs Carlile has just checked them and it looks like Simon and Paul might be ready to hatch into butterflies. So, we may get another set of twins today! I will keep you posted. I think David will hatch tomorrow as he was the last one to hide in a cocoon as he was too busy doing sit-ups in the tub!
Monday 30th June
Today we released the butterflies. We took them to the secret garden where we thought they might be safe (especially Gavin!). Maddison took a 10 minute video so Mrs Carlile is going to see if she can crop it and put bits of it on here...it may take her a while! In the meantime, take a look at the photos Mrs Howley took. Fly free little butterflies. We've loved having you since you were baby caterpillars!
Monday 30th June 2014
I'm so excited. I've printed off the invitations to my 1st birthday party. Mrs Carlile helped me fold them and put them in envelopes but she has made me write on the front of the envelopes! I'm really sorry if you don't get an invite but Mrs Carlile says I have to limit my numbers. Oh well. I hope all my friends in Year 2 can come...and Fidget...and Bertie...and Mr Carlile...and Mrs McKeating...and Mrs Taylor (she is good at first aid!).