Today we celebrated Leah’s 5th birthday with chocolate cake and a song. In first circle, we talked about houses, how they are different but do the same thing. After circle, the kids were at the art table making drawings of their houses and then painting them with watercolors. These will be in our All About Me books. We are all alike, we all live someplace. We are all different, we live in different homes.
At the water table, we had our last day of washing babies. I am pretty sure those babies are cleaner than the have been for a long time!
Outside, I was able to watch as two of the kids worked with trucks for about 30 minutes. They started by setting trucks up to push the bench into the garden. At one point they had about eight trucks lined up. Of course, when they pushed the last one, it caused another to jack knife losing the power to continue with the process. At this point, the headed for the big guns, or trucks, and took the largest dump truck and tested it by sending it down the slide. Their hope had been for it to travel to the bench and push it over into the garden. When that didn’t work, they added a brick to the truck and watched as it sped down the slide and rammed the balance bean board causing it to move forward about 5 inches, just enough to give them the idea to try and ram the board into the garden. So on this experiment went, adding other boards and blocks to get more leverage. It was fabulous to watch and listen and every once in a while ask them why something happened. They had been paying attention and knew why the truck move one board 5 inches and another 2. Fun, fun, fun!
My thanks to Didia and Griffin for all of their help today!