We were more than excited to finally open the Blue Door on Monday morning and to welcome you all into the school again (or for some, for the first time!). It was a true joy to see the children share their space with pride and enthusiasm and to guide you through our morning routine of hanging up our belongings, washing hands and getting ready for Morning Meeting. We would like to share some of the children's thoughts and reflections on this very special change in their time at St. John's:
I want to show Cully Brown Room. - Cape
When they come to Morning Meeting it's not gonna go so fast. - Hugh
But they will come inside. - Lily
Even tomorrow? (on Tuesday, our Backwards Day) - Cate
And then they can see the outdoor classroom. They got to see the inside today and tomorrow they get to see the outside. - Hugh
I think my dad is come tomorrow because we take turns. - Daniel
This time we showed them the pictures on the wall. - Wilder
We had a fantastic and fun first Sing Along with everyone together in Blake Hall this morning. Thank you to everyone for being a part of it!
We already can't wait for our next Sing Along!
It was pretty cool! - Hugh
She (his little sister Adeline) was sleeping and doing the same thing that I did. - Wilder
Daddy said he likes the sleeping bunnies song. - Frannie
And mom said she liked the unicorn one, just like me. - Cate
I sit next to Jade because I like Jade. - Saul
In her drawing, lily combined two illustration styles - pencil and color pencil.
She first observed the black and white palm trees in the book to her left, when designing her own. She then combined the technique of colored pencil and sketching, which she observed in "The Book of Mistakes" on her right.
"I wanted to do trees like this, but then I thought maybe like this ... (adding color)" - Lily
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I made it very colorful. I use red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white for all the colors. - Michael
I made space. I added some outside and some inside. - Lucas
Outer space is outside and inside? - Jade
It's the roof of the sky. It's the roof of the world. It's the roof of the outside. This is a mouth (orange circle) in outer space trying to eat a star. - Lucas