Laura left the books for us to read next week. We can't wait to learn more about geysers!
Thank you, Laura, It was amazing!
Today Olivia and Palmer organized their portfolios. Both children were impressed by the amount of work that they had.
We can't wait for the children to share their many creations with you as we begin portfolio conferences next week!
Palmer - I have a LOT of watercolors.
Olivia - (Noticing that Melanie was labeling her work) Good thing you wrote that, "Car." I will have this when I'm six, and I will be able to read it. Because I won't remember..... when I grow, grow, grow, I won't remember.
This and that.....
Nothing could top the excitement of our geysers today! However, throughout the morning, children worked on drawing cicadas, light table building, and construction. Enjoy these images and we will see you next week!
The children picked up where they left off yesterday and immediately began pretending the water in the sandbox was hot chocolate. Andy’s job was water delivery, while Maren, Aida and Nora were busy mixing and adding ingredients like sugar, marshmallows and magical sand.
As the girls mixed/dug Andy would happily go back and forth to the sink and bring buckets and other containers of water to add to the mix.
Andy would happily call en route, “MORE WATER!”
All the mixing made for dirty hands, so Nora suggested, “We gotta go wash our hands at the cleaning center.”
When they returned to the sand with freshly rinsed hands, Maren said, “Don’t tell me we’re digging again.”
Nora replied, “We’re digging again.”
After just a few seconds Nora announced, “Now we have to go wash our hands again at the cleaning center!”
At this point the play shifted to the sink. Washing hands led to washing the sink and eventually to some bubbles. Andy created songs about washing, and later bubbles, that everyone sang together.
Getting wet and having to change clothes was exciting. The best part was having to leave the shoes to dry in the sunshine and getting to be barefoot or just in socks all day!
Nora went through her work in preparation for the her upcoming portfolio conference. Of her sewing she commented, “Oh this is one of my favorites. You know why it’s so special? Because it has this heart collar.” (a heart charm.) Of her winter inspired collage she noted, “This is one of my favorites because it has sapphire on it.” (referring to the blue watercolor).
All the children have started a large scale weaving. It’s a process that takes concentration and patience. With a few more days work, they will be complete!
Sturdy Birdy Sewing
The pod really enjoys the game Sturdy Birdy, but unfortunately it only has 2 beanbags. So we have started to make our own so that when we play everyone has the added challenge of balancing the beanbag. Andy measured a beanbag to help us determine what size we needed to make. Next week we will fill the bags with sand, sew them closed and play the game with our new equipment.
Today we played Jenga for the first time. It was nerve-racking and super fun!