It is amazing how long children can watch an
animal. Ruby and Tyler were fascinated by a stream of ants in the
bricks while everyone around them played with water, chalk and paint
brushes. We started with chalk and a little bit of water in cups to
"paint" with water or wet chalk. But the demand for water was so high,
and the weather so warm. that pretty soon everyone had a water bottle
ready to be filled at the water jug or the hose. Then it just became a
line at the hose as excited children ran back and forth to their project
with water. The play and creativity went on and on and we so rarely
get a warm day, that we let it continue as our biggest experience for
the day. We watched new alliances being formed, new friendships as new
ideas of how to use the water came up.
We played so long and hard that it was soon time for
an early lunch on the grass. The grass was dry, which almost never
happens and we sat and listened to Daisy the Cow mooing and a very loud
woodpecker peck in the trees behind us. Teacher Ann read a story about a
garden with a repeating line that by the end of the book everyone
Then it was time to plant. Last week we prepped the
hay bales for planting. Now we turned the hay bales into an herb
garden. We planted basil, rosemary and oregano. Everyone enjoyed using
their nose to sniff what each plant smelled like. We ended the day with
everyone helping to clean up the shovels, dirt and weeds we pulled.
You should see how helpful your kids are!
It will be fun to watch our plants grow. We will be taking turns watering the plants (as needed...)