Tales to Tails is off to a great start! We are having an excellent time learning about different animals. Andrew Simmons visited us with an assortment of interesting creatures! We saw a young American alligator, a golden eagle, a Burmese Python, an alligator snapping turtle, and even a ring-tailed lemur.
Norwalk Maritime Center also visited and brought an assortment of sea creatures from Long Island Sound. We all had fun learning, observing, and touching these animals!
Today in science, we learned how mammals digest their food! Ms. Tracy taught us all about the digestive system and how important food is to humans and other animals too. We then got to experiment by doing a hands-on simulation of the mammal digestive system! Using knee high stockings (as the esophagus), the children squeezed bananas and graham crackers (food digesting) all the way through the digestive system! We used water to help the food through the track, just like we do when we eat. It was messy, but lots of fun!
We made a special snack today: Banana Caterpillars! We learned about butterflies, moths, and caterpillars, then created our own edible ones to eat! They were delicious, and adorable!