Photos compliments of Tony Pacific. Thanks Tony!
Today we had a first circle at about 9:45. The kids did well, although at times it seemed like a free for all. We introduced covering our ears with our hands if it gets to loud. This way, everyone follows until it is quiet again. We also talked about raising hands if we want to tell someone something rather than talking when someone else is talking. That one will take a little longer to take hold! After the kids left for lunch bunch on Wednesday, I noticed that Sun was not eating. I took him out and held him for a while. It was obvious to me that he was not doing well. He passed at around 3 on Wednesday afternoon. I told the kids in circle, so you may be hearing something about it at home (or not). The last thing we did in first circle was to look at some leaves I had collected on my morning walks. We compared them in size and color. If you and your child find something in nature that you think we might be interested in, please have them bring it in to school. This is a great way to begin an attachment to nature early!
The rest of the day, I was inside with about four kids that switched off and on. They were working on the different textures they created in play dough and working with chalk. I have really enjoyed watching the development occurring with the chalk and their individual creativity.
Outside, both Dads were working with the kids, so I didn’t see a lot of what was going on, but I did see Addy, Eliza, and Margot up in the top of the play structure, Rowan, Josie and Eliza throwing water (sand) at a pretend fire, Simon, Una, River, and Josie riding the roller coaster.
My thanks to Justin, Justin’s Mum, and Tony for all of their help today!