Hello Families! The morning started off pretty cloudy, but ended with a lot of sun! We stayed outside all morning long and even had our snack outside. I think our kiddos loved the picnic style snack and being able to sit really close together on a big blanket.
After snack Miss Arielle carved the big pumpkin we had in our room and took all the seeds out. Wynn really enjoyed playing with the slimy part of the top that Miss Arielle cut out. All of our guys were super excited when Miss Arielle pulled out the seeds from the pumpkin. Olive, Gage, and Wynn played with the pumpkin seeds for a while. Noah made the funniest expression when Miss Arielle tried to show him some of the slimy seeds; I was lucky enough to get a picture of it. It’s the one where he looks kind of disgusted at how slimy the seeds are.
After Miss Arielle took all the seeds out, she then carved an owl into the pumpkin. Ancel, Wynn, Olive and Clara watched her every move very quietly.
When Miss Arielle was all done carving the pumpkin, all of our kiddos dispersed to different parts of the playground. Ancel spent some time playing in the sandbox and pouring sand into a cup. Clara was helping to spread new mulch that Mr. Nick was bringing in to cover the playground area. Gage was very curious about what type of plants were in the garden and wanted to touch them. Noah spent a lot of time playing on the playscape and walking up and down the ramp. Wynn spent his time climbing up on the mulch hills that Mr. Nick was creating all over the playground. Olive spent some time scooping up mulch in a cup and then pouring it back out.
Then it was time to head in for lunch and get ready for nap.
In the afternoon we will be joined by our Spanish teacher, Miss Leona! She will come and sing songs with us and possibly read us a story in Spanish today. Afterwards, we will paint our tiny pumpkins and put them on display.
Tomorrow we will be introducing the star shape and painting on stars. Then we will be exploring what a real sea star looks and feels like.