Today we worked on raising “quiet” hands in circle. This is not an easy task for kids. It entails being able to do three things at once. You have to remember what you want to say, raise a hand, and try not to talk all while you are excited to share your information. Oh, yeah, and stay seated. Today there was noticeable improvement over last week!
Brittni was outside with several kids who were out the entire free time. I noticed some mountain climbing and tree climbing. Eliza told me she was working on Yeti traps, but I must have missed that.
At the art table, Lisa was also busy throughout free time. The kids were adding leaves and crayon shavings to a piece of wax paper and then Lisa added a second sheet of wax paper and ironed everything together. Some of the kids decided they wanted to make their art into necklaces, so they cut or had their paper cut into a shape, punched a hole, and added string.
At the same time, the Hart tubes were available for set-up, play dough was ready to go and there were leaf rubbings available. Josie and Gus had a dance party in the loft while Una was taking care of four babies under the loft.
Liam made an arrow out of wood and nails and decided to paint it. Simon decided to make one too. This gave Molly an idea, and although she didn’t make and arrow, she also made something out of wood and painted it.
By the end of the day, we went around our circle and ask everyone what they were thankful for. Their answers reminded me once again how thankful I am to have each and everyone of them in my life! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
My thanks to Lisa and Brittni for all of their help today!