Alicia (lead teacher of the Oaks): It really was a spectacular week! In addition to all the dreamy fun, we just couldn't quite leave Chris Van Allsburg yet, so we read The Garden of Abdul Gazasi, Widow's Broom, Zathura, and Ben's Dream. We wondered which ones were fantasy and which ones were just fiction or another genre. We made our own quite brilliant comics. At the field trip, the children learned about the four stages of an insect's life, and got to see the stages in butterflies at the Wings of Fancy exhibit. The Oaks will return to this and research other insects as well.