I am currently trying to get my computer to work with my phone so I can upload the photos. I hope it works tonight!
What a day! We only had 6 friends show up to school today so we invited Ivy and Teo from the toddler class to have a playdate with us!
We started off the day with music on the playground and while outside we decided to make tomorrow an official Shining Stars costume day, inspired by Rhys and his little brother, Ari, who both dressed up as superheros today!
During snack Arielle showed the class her snorkel gear (mask, snorkel, and fins) and talked about her experience snorkeling and scuba diving. Then our friends took turns cleaning the gear and wearing it. She also added a swim mask to the new beach center, which is going with all the fun shells and books our friends have been sharing, as well as an ocean puzzle and beach pictures.
During centers some friends worked on an ocean/beach-themed poster by applying cool aquatic creature stickers to it and coloring an ocean and sky around them (it was all their idea, as we only provided the poster board and stickers, without telling them what to create.) Yay for Reggio-style, student-centered learning! While the poster was constructed, other friends played dress up, drew on the easel with chalk and dry-erase markers, and worked in the construction center as Lizzie pulled them individually to asses them (in preparation for the parent-teacher conferences.)
When we went outside we played a fun bowling game that Toni designed! It was fun cheering for our friends and taking turns knocking down pins.
During lunch Miss Liz surprised us by joining us at the table! We talked about and read the June newletter that features Joey and Leina's brother, Asher (and Kai and Naomi.)
After nap we worked on our poster for Miss Crystal and Miss Cherokee, as we have been talking about how the baby room is part of our GS community and we care about them and want to show our love for them, especially after they have both lost loved ones recently.
We ended the day with lots of splashing! Thanks to Mr. Nick for setting up a super cool "waterfall" for us to play in!
Tomorrow is COSTUME DAY and as always, dance party Friday!
Jodie Goldberg, Ashley Wooten and Alex Cummins