Today the classroom was very mellow. There was a lot happening, but the kids were handling it on their own with minimal conflict! What more can you ask for with Kindergarten around the corner?
Margaret was outside for all of our free time. The couple of times I headed out things seemed to be very much child oriented outdoor play. Avery and Otto were climbing in the trees and adding to their tree house. Mae was digging for China. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that China was not straight down, and she would most likely end up in an ocean (assuming she made it through the core!) Finn, Marcus, Henry and Edie were creating mud slides. They piled up an assortment of things at the bottom of the slide, added dirt and sand, and then one of them would be the mud and slide down wiping out everything in the way.
Inside, Aria wanted to play some of the board games I brought out recently. One is about patterns, one is shapes, and the last is numerals. She, Lucy and I started then several joined in later.
At the art table, we were making butterflies using tissue squares and fabric starch. Our water table was filled with blue soapy water and the kids wanted to change it to another color, so I dropped some yellow food coloring and just like magic, the water turned color from blue to green. The play dough table was very busy today. Even with only a small amount of play dough, these kids made things work. Great job! My thanks to Summar and Margaret for all their help!