Happy Valentine's Day!
The children were in high Valentine spirits today. On this day that celebrates friendship, our KW crew had a great time just being together. In the outdoor classroom, Tegan, Maisie, and Dagny developed a game of jumping over a crocodile lake with the rope swing. The girls encouraged each other as they were swinging, all hoping to get past a line drawn in the wood chips. Lou Lou, Louise, and Grace started the day by climbing on the rope swing and swinging from the hanging bar. After these feats of strength, they chose to draw outside. Drawing quickly turned to printing invented words (along with some real ones). How would you pronounce, "AEOLIOPEDD?" Many giggles ensued. Tommy and Hugh were hard at work in a cafe. This required some all night cooking sessions as they had to deliver to 42 customers.
Inside, children continued to use the Valentine-inspired materials to create messages for good friends, family members, and Brown Room children. The materials have been so popular that they may extend beyond today!
After lunch, children worked to make a special snack for tomorrow's Rainey and Tucker classrooms. They measured and mixed agave, peanut butter, protein powder, and oats to make protein balls. The stickiness of the dough presented a challenge, but the children persisted! Some children worked the dough into small heart shapes. The children are eager to share them with their classrooms tomorrow, and enjoyed the small sample that they had today!
Paint and Print Workshop
Today children made two types of prints with the beautiful colors that they mixed last week. In one experience, they children applied the paint to the bottom of muffin tins, and placed a piece of paper on top to make a print. As Tommy and Hugh swirled the blue and green paint together on the circles, they imagined they were creating a solar system. In the other experience, children painted on a plastic bag, and pressed a piece of paper on top of that to make their print. While engaging in these processes, children are learning new properties of paint. They enjoy exploring new ways to use this familiar medium. We have more ideas in store for the coming days and weeks!
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