It was a happy low-key Monday. We were missing a lot of our friends who are away on travel—including Rachael—but we were so excited to have Margaret back after her trip last week.
In morning meeting, Margaret and Candice told us about their amazing trip to snowy Quebec and all of the things they got to do there, including riding a dog sled! We also welcomed Jennie Lopez, St. John’s parent, former teacher, and the first in our rotation of super star substitute teachers this week.
In the classroom we continued our work making images of tree buds and the magical things inside, this time in clay. Jossie and Elle filled their buds with seeds, a few of which sprouted flowers. Margaret placed a queen on a throne inside her bud. We also painted bases for collages we'll be making this week, and created beautiful easel paintings. In his painting, Rowan depicted a rocket ship flying through asteroids, while being protected by "saver meteors." Wow. We made messages for friends we were missing and played with words and numbers on the magnet board. It was a very busy day.
After sing-along, we headed outside into the blustery afternoon. The wind had died down a bit, but there were still dramatic gusts every now and then. At the end of our day, Lou Lou and Charlie decided to lie down on the benches, look up, and as Lou Lou described it, “See what we can see.” A bit later, we all joined and made a game of gauging the force of the wind based on the motion of the trees. It was cold, but fun.