We had a relaxing time in KW. We started in the outdoor classroom, enjoying the beautiful weather. The children played Hide and Seek, Tegan worked at continuing to master the swing, and Lousie and Sam played in the sand. Louise and Sam made a game of burying a boat, which symbolized treasure for the other to find.
When we went inside, Sam had his turn opening the surprise waiting for him. He opened his place card made by mom! Then Louise had a turn setting the table while Jill read a story about Elmer a patchwork elephant. We had gathered books with quilting themes after our sewing exploration last week. Tegan's style of sewing squares of material together reminded us of a quilt and so we're curious to see if these stories will connect with our sewing work. After the story we had lunch together and had a surprise guest: Molly!
During lunch we revisited the question we have been discussing over the first days in KW: "What is KW?" Here is some of what was said during our conversation:
Sam - Is anybody here? Where are they?
Louise - Just us here.
Jessica - Why is no one else here?
Louise - Because they got home.
Sam - Maybe they're in a house.
Louise - Some days parents come late.
Sam shared a bit about Early Birds and as we wondered what is different about KW, Early Birds, and our mornings in Rainey and Tucker rooms. Sam told about the microscope he likes working with and said, "After all of you are done (eating) I will show you what the whole dinosaur looks like, OK?"
So after lunch, Sam showed his dinosaur under the microscope and the children explored other found objects and fabric under the microscope. Tegan continued working on her blanket, sewing pieces of fabric together and lying them out to plan what comes next.
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