WELCOME BACK, CEDAR!
It has been months since we have have seen, Cedar and it is so wonderful to have her back in the classroom with us! The children welcomed her with I miss you and a table full of collectively made messages. We also showed her around the classroom to fill her in from where she left off. Before that all happened though we enjoyed the sunshine and fresh air in the out door classroom, as we made sand sweets and played chase.
Continuing with patterns, and some ongoing exploration of shapes, we introduced mandalas today. The children were very interested in idea of filling in the shape. Jordan reminded us about the importance of slowing down and so Melanie offered two examples: the first example was of coloring in the square shape slowly, the second example was of coloring in the shape quickly. "Slow is the way to go," we concluded. And to keep your eyes on the paper!