We spent a long time outside today! In the video below, you'll see us dancing to the music on the boom box, pouring water from the sink into the new pump station, sliding, swinging, and enjoying the warm weather...
Update from yesterday: Ada's Yummy Hummus Recipe!
Ada and her mom sent us a hummus recipe recently. Yesterday, we went to the Rainey Room with our blender and some ingredients to put together one of Ada's favorite snacks. As we worked, Ada turned to the nearby ECES visitors and said, "Today is a crazy day. We're working on hummus. It's my favorite." Read the captions in the slideshow to find out more about the process....
Updates on planting ...
We have almost finished planting all of our herbs, so today we began planting tomatoes and radishes! While we planted outside today, the Tucker Room children came over to help and we told them the list of herbs we are planting. Hugh said, "Oh, cilantro would be good for soups!"
At the end of the day we spent a little time unwinding inside with some construction and painting.
Have a great weekend folks!
Now that we've begun planting our herbs...
After meeting, a small group met to discuss the length of time we estimate it might take. To do this, we used calendars for April and May.
Brooke: What is a calendar for?
Emilia: A calendar is a thing for… (thinks)
Lane: What time it is, or something?
Emilia: No… what time of year.
Lane: For when it’s your birthday or something.
Brooke: What does a calendar look like?
Grace: You draw it, you mark it, and then you get what you want.
Lane: I’m looking for baby Curtis’ birthday.
Grace: I’m looking my birthday and Lily’s birthday.
Emilia: Lane, can you help me find my birthday, it’s on August 11th.
Brooke: How would we show when the plants are going to grow?
Lane: We need markers and then we can write our names (…), then we could put our stamps on, and then we could sparkles, and we could paint it. We could draw the plants and then we could draw people and do seeds in it.
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The Brown Room children should be SO proud of all their patience and hard work in their sewing work recently. Over time, many of them have gotten the hang of pulling the thread tightly, poking the needle through the hole in the bead, and turning the embroidery hoop over to find their needle on the other side of the fabric.
As a follow-up to our work on the Harold and the Purple Crayon work from yesterday, Wolf was interested in reading the book with a teacher. He noticed the policeman in the book has a "pointy nail." After that, we were interested in drawing our own policeman.
In the slideshow below, you can see some of the other drawings created today.
Our class is still developing its kitchen/cooking investigation in new and exciting ways. For instance- what is Ellie smelling here? And what kinds of plant is that?
Find out at SPRING CLASSROOM STORIES NIGHT, on April 10th at 6:30pm!
Brooke and Melanie are looking forward to giving a presentation and leading a discussion. Plus, we need volunteers to bring food! Be on the lookout for forthcoming communication from the Room parents.
See you then!