Today we were on fire! They were busy moving, stretching, running, and everything else they did was at an amazing speed – oh, except clean up! Outside they were digging in the sandbox with Kymberli and they made a tunnel, mountains, and rivers. They had a blast. When they finally came back inside, they were cold and happy!
We celebrated Lillian’s 4 ½ birthday with chocolate cake and a song. Michelle had 10 kids helping her with the cake. It received two thumbs up from the bakers and most of the eaters.
At the art table, kids set out to make dragons for Chinese New Year. There were no directions just different shapes of paper, staplers, tape, crayons, scissors, and glue. The kids decided what they wanted to add, what they would use to add it, and how much they would need to create their dragon. They were not concerned about their dragon looking the same as anyone else's dragon. Pure internal motivation!
The corn and boxes once again took center stage as four to five kids would work in the small space. They were pouring corn down tubes, adding cars, climbing to reach what they needed, and catching corn at the other end of the tube to collect so that they could start again.
The water beads are a sensory delight with their beautiful colors and slippery feel. This group seems to prefer squishing them rather measuring or pouring them.
Firefighters were out and about for a bit putting out fires in the loft and other parts of the classroom.
My thanks to Michelle and Kymberli for all of their help today!