Today we talked about the picnic on Friday. We will be making sandwiches for ourselves then walking up to the park. I reminded the kids that the water feature comes on as it gets close to lunch time so bring a bathing suit and towels or towels and a change of clothes!
We have had a regular group of kids outside lately who are building in the trees. They have created a comfy home in the corner and enjoy playing there most days. Today, several kids helped to plant seeds and plants in our garden. We planted lettuce, cabbage, carrots, pumpkins, and sunflowers. We already have strawberry and potato plants growing.
Inside at the art table, the kids worked at collage similar to Eric Carle. With all shades of painted paper, kids cut out shapes and glued them to paper to create an image. Most of the images were caterpillars as I had shown them the “Very Hungry Caterpillar”.
At the sensory table, we had shaving cream sprayed with liquid water color. When I asked the kids what it felt like, I heard squishy, mushy, and a lot of softs.
This class has grown an amazing amount and I am so proud of them. We talked about Kindergarten and I asked about any worries or concerns they might have. Most were about kids making fun of them. So, we talked about what they can do if that happens. I was suggested that they can tell an adult or walk away. I told them they can say “No thank you” or “that’s not okay”. Remind them that they have power with their words and they can use their power if someone isn’t being kind. My thanks to Keri and Julianna for all of their help today!