We had lots of fun the last two weeks!
Last week, the children noticed we don't have a lot of art on the walls, after everything was taken off for spring break painting. The kids made lots of art projects and hung some of them on the walls. There's a fascinating art gallery in the pretend kitchen area.
We also did some gluing of sequins and paper shapes on cardboard, and experimented with watercolors and water color pencils.
We had a beautiful face/body paint session
The children put on another show for circle time
We read "The Invisible String" and talked about how we are all connected with strings of love
Outside, we continue planting- this time we planted sunflowers and green beans
We washed our chairs and scrubbed them
We had an obstacle course that ran from the sand pit to the trampoline and from there to a mattress. We also had a 'lazer maze' up on the deck, with rope criss-crossed all over the deck and the children maneuvering without touching it.
In the sensory table we had lots and lots of shredded paper from the office (reusing is the name of the game!)
During lunch we had a wonderful plan- we will take a helicopter and fly to Hawaii. Then, we will tie a zip-line to the pool and slide down right into the water. Who wants to come??
We also celebrated Matan's birthday. Happy birthday!
This week, we experimented with powder paint and water
We played with shaving cream and toy cars
We listened to stories by storyteller Michael Katz
We "fixed" the outside play structure
We played "baby Moses" in the sand pit and the water table
Colin brought two corn plants to plant, so we observed them and talked about them. We also compared a sunflower baby plant and a green bean baby plant during circle time.
A shaker broke and we collected and looked at the little beads inside it. We figured that the little beads are made of metal, as they stuck to our Magna Tiles.
We had some small group fun, which always helps to make sure every child feels seen and appreciated.
In the afternoon we did some fold over art with tempera paint
We decorated tote bags with acrylic paint
We celebrated Sarah's birthday!
Anna, Colin and Angelina