Today we had a double celebration! We celebrated Sebastian’s 5th birthday with “normal” cake, vanilla, and a song. Una, Josie, and Angie were our bakers today and normal cake is very tasty! Once the cake was in the oven, we decorated cookies for our Valentine’s Day celebration. So, even though the kids weren’t to eat their candy without checking with you, I managed to sugar them up anyway! My apologies to anyone who ends up with a tough afternoon.
The dry table with its’ tubes and boxes is very popular. The kids are pouring and moving the cracked corn through the tubes, with cups or buckets, and their hands. They continue to look for opportunities and then try them out. Early science method in action!
Some of the kids made some more Valentines. When I asked the kids what Valentine’s Day was about, I got several answers, but they were basically about telling someone that you care by sending cards and letters (and, of course, candy).
Brittni was outside with about five kids until I pulled then in for cookie decorating. At first glance, I spotted a lake in the middle of the dirt area. Whatever they were doing, since it involved water and mud, I’m pretty sure they were enjoying themselves!
This group has a lot to say and hearing their own voice seems to be an additional benefit. Consequently, morning circle took quite a while to complete. They are working on using quiet hands, waiting for their turns to share, and sticking to what we are talking about. It is a work in progress! My thanks to Angie and Brittni for all of their help today!