There was a surprise in the second week of the school year. Miss Cassandra dropped in to everyone's delight for a week of subbing. She just couldn't stay away too long without seeing the faces she loves so much. After an energetic drop off we headed inside for snack and a fierce debate over when show and tell should start, during snack or after. This discussion was spearheaded by Archer, who's stance was during snack. Having a full class today Casi and Nick used their best negotiating techniques and persuaded the rebellion that snack time was not long enough for everyone to share their show and tell. With the coup avoided and everyone's bananas and craisins finished, the class stood in line waiting for their turn to wash their snack bowls. This added duty has given the children a sense of responsibility for their own things and they take pride in it. Friends like Miya, Tristan, and Zoey can take minutes thoroughly washing their bowl, not leaving until they are satisfied with an immaculate bowl. With snack finished the issue of show and tell was raised once more. We agreed that it would be a good time for show and tell, but first we needed to do a fire drill. It is important to know about the dangers of fires and there are certain thing that need to happen if a fire does start in order to stay safe. With a length of string everyone could hold on to, we proceeded out the door and into the parking lot. Calling out a roster to verify that everyone had made it out of the "fire" and into safety, each child replied with "here" while Colette insisted she was "not here". Finally with the fire drill finished it was time for the much anticipated show and tell. With the addition of Rhys and Tristan, our four year olds are starting to feel like they need to model expected behavior and are helping guide our new friends on how we sit at the circle. Caden kept reminding everyone how to sit and that they need should listen to the person talking. Archer and Jette had somehow managed to bring the same thing, a Ninjago ninja. With the conclusion of S&T we headed outside for some much needed play. Outside play was very energetic today. The boys rarely stopped moving. A serious game of transformers and NinjaGo were being played. Dax headed up the transformers role playing game and Archer and Jette were in charge of ninjaGo, even the girls would play for short amounts of time. Then Maggie, Colette, Mo, and Maya headed back to their house under the playscape to bake us all cookies and cakes. We had a vote for lunch location and our deck won out against the table. Our deck has been a popular location over the past few weeks because for our friends who still have a little extra energy, it gives them a chance to move around once they have finished with their lunch. Our "work" time started after nap. Among the favourite things to work with were the laboratory safety goggle (which gave the wearer super powers) and the geometric blocks. Maggie and Maya gain super powers with the goggles, however they chose to be villains instead of heroes. Other work activities included a massive block construction collaborated between Rhys and Tristan, an angry bird airship Caden and Jette cooked up, and multiple pictures Maureen, Tristan, and Colette have hanging up. At the end of our work time there was a lot of team work to pick up blocks and and art supplies and respect for our new room and items inside of it. It was a good start to the week, full of a lot of energy and enthusiasm.