Happy New Year!
and welcome back to St. John's!
We hope that everyone had a wonderful, fun and relaxing Winter Break. We missed all of you and are excited to be back at school
- and from now on with a full class every day! Yay!
As part of our "Home Research" we asked you to collect all things paper over the break. Maybe you came across a special piece of mail, wrapping paper, paper interesting in texture or purpose, or anything that especially spoke to your child that was made out of paper? Collect it in a ziplock back and bring it in to school. We are excited to see and hear about it!
Today, Lily and Cate shared their paper collections with us during Morning Meeting.
We also wanted to share a couple stories the children shared with us during Morning Meetings about their Winter Break:
Daniel: I got dinosaurs for Christmas. We stayed home. Even my sister stay home with me. I heard him (Santa) on the roof and then he dove down the chimney. I saw him. I was sleeping. When Santa was here I went to go potty upstairs and then I goed back to the living room and I saw Santa. I sawed him! Yeah. He looked like a silly old Santa. He was wearing a silly old hat.
Bea: We had a great flight on an airplane. We went to Florida. I did not visit anyone. We just stayed there. Mommy, daddy, James and Bea. No Teddy because dogs are not allowed in Florida. Teddy stayed with a person in Maryland. We go in the pool. Some pools are cold.
Our first birthday of the new year is coming up...
...and it's going to be Daniel's! We decided on making paper for his birthday present.
"We should do it the same (referencing to time we made paper in the classroom before winter break). We scoop and then we put it on a towel and then we add stuff to it." - Hugh
Daniel chose BLUE as his birthday color so the birthday committee decided to create blue paper for him. But in the process we noticed that the pulp we created was white and not blue.
How can we turn it blue?
Jade: How about I have something else blue. Like a paper patch. So maybe we can try something else.
Bea: Not blue paint!
Jade: I didn't say blue paint. I said blue pulp.
But how can we create blue pulp?
Lily: Definitely not blue paint.
Jade: I think blue water.
To end our blog today we wanted to share Cate's creations of houses for her bunny 'Poppelhase'. Yesterday she created a house out of loose parts (paper and feathers) in the classroom. Today she constructed a house out of various wooden blocks and planks int he outdoor classroom.