So Many Leaves in Pod A
Today was like Tuesday in reverse. The children who preciously went on a leaf walk stayed in the classroom to make clay coil leaves. While everyone's approach was a little different, children carefully measured which vein coils would fit in which spaces.
Leaf Collecting: The second leaf collection group found some lovely leaves around the neighborhood.
Leaf Composing: The approaches to composing the leaves were varied.
Here are some of the compositions.
Outside, we played “What Time is it Mr. Fox?” which allowed us to practice counting our steps with one-to-one correspondence.
We played the “dragon tag” game again for awhile, but when we noticed the game was scary for some children, Grace showed a lot of empathy. She said, “Are you okay Aida? I’ll try to roar more softly.” She then asked Aida if she wanted a turn to be the scary dragon again, and Aida happily agreed.
It was foggy first thing this morning. Fletcher said, “I saw a little bit of mist on the Poconos. They’re on a very high mountain.”
The finishing touches were also added to Lane's birthday gift!
Once inside, work continued on the ice cream project.
Olivia: I see some bumps.
Grace: And yummy fluffy stuff.
Olivia: It smells so good.
Fletcher: It’s so creamy. It’s stirring it up.
Fletcher loves to use the connecting blocks to make a long blue train. He’s become very proficient with squeezing the pieces together. Today we measured his train and discovered it was 16 inches long. A teacher made one, too, and measured it alongside his in order to compare them. Then we tried to estimate how many more blocks we would need to make the white train as long as the blue one.
Fletcher: “Looks like you will need one more! We might need a longer snake."