After a cozy and quiet rainy-day chapel, we had a very lively discussion at morning meeting. Everyone wanted to talk about the storm last night. Some children had heard the thunder and some had slept through the storm. Some guessed that their white noise machines had masked the sounds outside. Kian said he only knew about it because a family friend nicknamed "Knees" told him about it. Everyone was excited to share their experiences:
Rowan: Maren helped me breathe during the storm. I was feeling bad because the thunder storm was coming. The noise machine didn't help me.
Kian: The lightning and thunder. My house is far away and I not hear the Thunder.
Lisa: How did you know there was a storm?
Kian: Cause Knee knows that. Knee know lightning and thunder.
Will: I hear the storm coming when I was sleeping. The storm didn't wake me up. I woke up. Then I was kinda scared and I went to mommy's room and there was no storm in mommy's room.
Later, Lou Lou shared something special with the class. She brought a bag of beautiful corals her parents collected on their vacation last week. She told the class, "These are rocks from mommy and daddy. They came from Mexico." The children felt the texture of the corals, smelled them, and listened for the sound of the ocean. They also promised to take good care of them. They'll be a great addition to our classroom collection. Thanks, Dan and Helen!
It was a short work day, but Kian's birthday committee had a very productive trip to the Tucker closet. Then they were ready to get to work. They look like they mean business, don't they?
Enjoy the rest of these rainy days. We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night!
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.