,We've had some small groups in KW, like today with Hugh and Sam. These small groups are giving us the opportunity to slow down and focus on getting to know one another and explore shared topics of interest. Surprisingly, many of the topics carry over from day to day despite different groups of children. The Curious Garden, for example, is already a favorite book the children like to read and discuss. Today we played outside, had lunch, and read together before heading out on a walk to the canal. Sam wanted to read I'm Afraid Your Teddy is in Trouble Today which the boys found hilarious and asked for an encore reading. Before leaving the school, we stopped by Molly's office where she showed us a secret treasure hiding place!
Earlier in the week Hugh had told us he wanted to check on the ducks KW frequently visited last year. So today we walked to the canal where we found four ducks. Hugh wondered about the presents the children left for the ducks at the end of the school year and whether they would still be there, "I hope they really like the presents we left for them." Unfortunately we weren't able able to walk to where the presents were left as there was some construction happening in that area. However, the children did notice many plants and gardens growing up in and around the canal, on the side of the wall, and on roofs of buildings. Hugh noticed, "It looks like the garden book."
The boys were interested in the renovations of the canal and what boats might go in the canal if it were fixed. When we returned to the school, Jill helped Sam and Hugh look up what the canal used to look like many years ago. Hugh said, “You should type in old time, like when you were born.” Sam and Hugh were so excited to show Jessica what they found on the computer. Then we finished the day reading The Curious Garden one more time.
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