In our art class, we studied Impressionism and painted en plein air. We used Claude Monet and our garden as our inspiration!
Weaving! Legos! Rain! Origami!
Renee, Amelia, and Laura learned and practiced weaving by making colorful potholders using loops and looms. We are looking forward to crafting bean bags and learning to weave different edging.
It RAINED! and a few buckets were poured onto the schoolhouse. It made for a peaceful day and Jonas had the idea to race leaf boats down the curbside. What a fun idea, Jonas!
Check out more pictures of our week!
|Deep Eddy and Week 2|
|Each person decorated his/her glass with Laura’s hula hoop tape!|
Your child then goes to the “Where are the Roosters?” chart and thinks about their self directed activity for the morning. This is a chance to follow up in a project they did before, see what their friends are doing, and see what new activities are available.
This week the backyard was a popular site of activity. Some kids made forts out of different building materials. (They must have been scheming all summer, because those structures went up fast!) We are working on lashing and adding different levels to enhance the fort experience.
Tree climbing was another proving ground to display skills.
In our prepared environment there are several math centers with manipulatives and games to start out the year.
The library was another constant for those who wanted to avoid mosquitoes and those 102 degree temperatures. (C’mon cold front…)
|tacos family style|
|taking the plunge!|
|first one in!|
The long-awaited class lesson time has arrived! The kids are pumped to learn because we sent out a survey to gather input for our interdisciplinary project-based units. The first unit is “Free to Be You and Me”. We are drawing from the Marlo Thomas classic and making creative works that share authentic pieces of ourselves, with plenty of time for social and emotional growth.
|Letters of our names|
|Intentions for ourselves and the world – will be flown in the yard to carry our wishes on the wind.|
|Water bottle holsters for our excursions – we’re an Outdoors In All Weather crew!|
Then we wrap up the day with clean-up duties. Each class is responsible for their own space, and then we move on to community areas. Inspection conducted by Laura and Caitlin follows – to be turned over to the youth when the routines are familiar. We rate the work on a scale of 1 to 10, with style points as bonus!
|Rio and Amelia get the broom and dustpan.|
We are so honored to be working with your precious children and are looking forward to this partnership in education throughout the year. It is amazing to see their budding selves emerge already in our community.
|so much love!|