What an amazing first week!
Exploring the Classroom!
2013 School Year in Action
We started off our Thursday with some fun in the sun...and sandbox. Tacos were (pretend) cooked, friends played chase, hugs were give . We had snack inside (Ivy joined us today) and talked about our room, which dramatically changed yesterday. We discussed why it had changed (preparing for the new school year) and also talked about tomorrow being Rhys and Joey's last day at G.S. Then we played in centers and outside before lunch. Jasper did the secret sack during lunch. After nap we talked about the Ww, Xx, Yy, and Zz boxes and played in centers (enjoying them before they change on Monday.)
I will try to resolve the photo issue this weekend. Thanks for your patience!
This morning we enjoyed the cool weather by hanging out on the playground with the rest of the community. We had a picnic for snack and afterwards we helped Nick spread out mulch on the playground. We also did some weeding in the garden.
When we came in we checked out the new library books Arielle checked out yesterday evening and read one of them before nap. We also tried some new naptime music (flaminco guitar music) and voted on whether or not to keep using it for now on.
After nap we did centers. It was so hot outside we stayed in al long as we could.
Welcome back, Rhys!
I'm sorry that I am having trouble connecting my phone to the computer tonight (there are no pictures.)
Today we had a full house! Alanna had a playdate, Rhys visited us after a month of vacationing (he will be going to his new school later this month) and Maya was with us in the afternoon. We reviewed the letters Tt, Uu, and Vv during snack and thouroughly enjoyed center time, which involved an emphasis on crystals. While on the playground, lots of food was "served" from the plauhouse. During lunchtime we pretended to be visiting a food trailer park (we're naturally moving on from Bento Cafe!) We talked about how people can order different types of food at food trailer parks, and Ariellr told everybody about her brother's real life food park, East Side Food Park. After nap we did yoga and tried to beat the heat by staying indoors as long as possible.
Happy birthday, Tristan!
Jodie Goldberg, Ashley Wooten and Alex Cummins