Happy Valentines Day!
The Rainey Room friends gathered this morning in the outdoor classroom and excitedly shared their special, handmade Valentines Day cards with one another.
When we came back up to the classroom, we were greeted by Marley who had an extra special Valentines surprise for the children. She stamped a little heart on each child's hand, a symbol for the love that is shared between all of us here at St. John's!
A Special Valentines Snack...
Holiday Wreaths Continued...
Now it was time to figure out how to assemble the wreath. We met during our morning meeting to discuss the next steps and go over James' design to make sure were staying true to his vision. Jen suggested we used wire to attach the sticks to the hoop and so the children worked meticulously to wrap two sticks together in a bundle using wire. After all the bundles of sticks were wrapped we tried to wrap attach the sticks to the hoop using the same wire wrapping method.
We then met back up with James and asked him if we could use chicken wire as the base and he agreed because his design showed a colored in (orange) section that he said could be the chicken wire. Great design compromise and solution!
We met back up again today to complete the wreath by attaching the sticks to the chicken wire by using the same original wrapping wire but this time the sticks laid flat.