"Today we give Remy her present.
Later, outside." - Bea
For her special birthday snack, Remy didn't only bring watermelon to share with everyone but also mermaid themed paper plates and napkins, that she passed out before snack. Remy said she chose watermelon as her birthday snack because "I thought they (her friends) liked them." (Remy)
"So thoughtful! Juicy juicy juicy." - Luke
"It's the best in the world." - Saul
More wonderful presents that have been created for Remy this week...
A little conversation about Halloween and the perception of time...
"I wore my fuzzy jacket this morning at home (...) When it's winter and it's cold outside I wear my fuzzy jacket." - Cate
"Is it winter right now?" - Ines
"No, it's Halloween!" - Cate
"Halloween is in October." - Lily
"Do you know that the month of October starts tomorrow?" - Ines
"Tomorrow is Halloween?" - Cate
"No, the month of October has 31 days and Halloween is on the 31. day, at the end of October. So there are 32 days left until Halloween." - Ines
"32 days? That's long!" - Cate
"For children it is. For grown-ups it isn't." - Lily
We have made some more discoveries in the
outdoor classroom related to the seasons changing....
Some of the children's thoughts and ideas about their findings:
(They are) Vegetables or Pears - Wilder
Apples - Hugh
My apples look like this and they're ready - Daniel (referring to the pale green, yellowish color)
When apples are green it means they're sour. - Hugh
I think they're apples and apples need to change blue. That's the kind of apple that change to blue. Bright blue. - Daniel
The fruits on our persimmon tree are growing and ripening!
Just over the course of this week we have noticed significant changes.
"That one is more orangy!"
- Daniel, on Thursday, comparing the color of the persimmon to his observations from earlier this week
We will keep observing their color change in the upcoming days and weeks. If you have a favorite recipe that includes persimmons, please share it with us. We would love to try it out!