Gigi's family sent in daffodil bulbs over the winter time and her pod planted them on our playground. Now that the weather has warmed up they're blooming beautifully!
We played pirates on the climbing structure today, with an added bench attachment for bad guys to walk the plank.
Building on both Monday and Tuesday required the use of ladder to stack blocks into a tall tower.
Palmer: Look at the buildings popping up!
Fletcher: (pointing to hollow block tower) That looks like my nana's house.
Palmer:(pointing to other tower) That looks like the Empire State Building. It's almost up to the ceiling. (He places babies in the tower) They're hiding from the monsters because the monsters can climb.
Fletcher: Those look like skyscrapers.
Gigi: I matched the colors. Blue is friends with green and pink is friends with purple.
(she began removing the geometric tape). The white parts are kind of like roads and the colored parts are kind of like grass.
(Fletcher noticed the pencil lines showing through the paint)
Fletcher: It shows through! You're right, this is much faster than markers!
Wolf: When I add more black to black, it gets dark. Like a dark purple.
Grace: This is a purple mermaid. She has yellow bright skin.
Oliver: This is going to be for my mom because I know she loves blue.
The children played outside for an hour today. For much of it, they worked together as a group of five to make food for the toy animals. Dakota built the oven and the friends pitched-in to make meals and bake them. Here’s some of the conversation around the play:
Aida: These animals are really hungry.
Andy: More food is coming.
Maren: All the food is gone! We need more food.
Dakota: I’ll get more food.
Maren: And then we have to put it in the oven.
Aida: One animal plate is ready.
Nora: Ok, it’s all smooth.
Aida: Here’s 2 animal plates.
Maren: Wait!…it has to go in the oven.
Aida: OH!…I almost forgot. All the animals are sooper dooper hungry.
Andy: I think we overcooked.
Messages for Incoming Brown Room
The children re-familiarized themselves with paper this morning. Maren showed how to do accordion folds and the group explored other folding techniques as well as creasing. Each child made a message for an incoming Brown Room child. We can’t wait to share more about this process at our upcoming classroom stories night. Today’s messages turned out beautifully.
Both classes are working to make beautiful messages for the incoming Brown Roomers... We can't wait to share the quotes and processes from the children at Classroom Stories on April 29th at 6:30 ! :)