by Lee Jennings •
The new fence has been installed and children have been enjoying their new outdoor space.
by kleblond •
This week the temperatures plummeted but we still had fun playing in the new sandbox, setting up a little outdoor kitchen, and cobbling together a mini campsite under the swing structure. Inside activities included creating a dragon head for the new castle, putting up the stone castle walls, finger-painting, and acting out children’s journal stories.
The younger preschoolers also created their very own facial self-portraits (which are now hanging in the hallway and in the star room if you’d like take a peek) and the older children painted their feet and hands to create foot and handprints for their all about me books. (I heard that the paint was cold and squishy! Perfect for Halloween.)
Speaking of Halloween, the teachers invite the preschoolers to dress up in their Halloween costumes on Thursday for a special festive day involving a walk through town. Who knows? We might even spot a witch or two!
by kleblond •
This week the kids were extra-busy turning the loft into a castle complete with turrets and drawbridge. Some kids helped paint a giant stonewall on paper, others built walls out of blocks, and some decorated the castle with their own flags, shields, and princesses. It’s so inspiring to see the children get super-excited about the transformation of a space. When the stonewalls go up the kids really do see the castle of their dreams and as a result, their imaginations have room to run wild…
Other activities included creating a kitchen area in the new sandbox space, singing the “Icky Brew” song, creating Halloween paper pumpkins, singing with Miss Dorothy, journaling, and listening to a new book Miss Sue brought in about a sheep that marches to the beat of his own drummer. We even had a putting-on-your-jacket workshop!
And hopefully jackets are all we’ll need in the upcoming weeks. Fingers crossed!