"We're not playing, we're doing something for the birds," Cate.
“We need to make the floor and then put the leaves on it.” says Tegan as she carefully scrunches up fresh green leaves in her hands to place gently in the bottom of the bird’s nest. The children had started working again on a nest that Cate found outside yesterday under the bench in the outdoor classroom. “We only need green leaves” Tegan explains and the girls continue working together to collect just the right kind of leaves (noticing how gigantic they are!) off the bushes nearby. Cate, Tegan, Vivienne, and Zarina all huddle around the marimba and soon the other children come to see whats happening. Hugh was curious to help so Tegan showed him how to “crunch it up like that, and rip it like that.”
"Birds like to live in stick-y nests, nests with sticks.” Cate
The birds nest was then off to the bushes and the boys rushed over to shelter the nest and protect it from the elements, or vultures as they say. Tommy ran to the other side of the bush to get rid of all the vultures and the other boys assisted by building a sheildwall for the nest.
“We have to block off the other side!” warns Caleb and Max agrees, “we need to block it off!” They stacked the hollow blocks against the bush to protect the birds from any daunting creatures like vultures or monsters.
We need to remember tomorrow to check in on our little nest and see how it's doing.
The children in the Tucker Room invited us to a disco party today in their classroom. Like any good party, there were plenty of snacks, beverages and of course good friends and music!