Tuesday, May 21 - What We Did Today!

Today we celebrated Oliver’s 4th birthday with rainbow cake and a song!  The colors were beautiful even though there was only part of the rainbow, red, yellow, blue, and purple.

At the art table, we were making prints.  I had the kids use chopsticks or skewers to create on a Styrofoam plate.  The indentation becomes the negative space.  They rolled some paint on the top of the design and placed a piece of paper on top.  Using a brayer, they roll on the back of the paper before pealing it off to reveal the print.  The kids seemed to be enjoying this and even tried different colors or two colors for their prints.

Dramatic play is a doctor’s office, and when I walked in, I noticed Elliette all tucked into the bed.  I asked her if she was seeing the doctor.  She told me she was just going to bed, and this was a family.  Then she looked up surprised and said, “Hey why is the bed in the kitchen?”

Knox, Alex, and Morrie were building a marble run, but when it fell down, they asked for help.  We decided it needed to be more stable, so we added another base and together, we built a very tall tower.  They are beginning to understand what they need to do to create an awesome run, but I must admit, when they ask me for help, it is tough not to take the project over!

Baker, Oliver, James, and Knox were adding water to the soil in the dry table to make mud.  This is a childhood favorite for many even though in Portland, we don’t usually need to make our own mud, Mother Nature does it for us! 

My thanks to Michelle and Josh for all of their help today!