There was a lot happening in this very short week of school!
On Wednesday we prepared egg dyes and each child dyed an egg in the color of their choice.
|A new science material - sorting natural & human-made materials|
|Enthusiastic samplers for dragon fruit!|
|A new collage work choice on the art shelf - adding cherry blossoms to the tree branches|
We’ve watched the daffodils in front of the school progress over the past few weeks and were excited to see the first few flowers open last week. We have read books about daffodils (“That’s not a Daffodil!” by Elizabeth Honey & “The Bulb: See How it Grows by Pamela Nash) and examined the bulbs of onion, garlic, and flowers. This week the children helped plant some flower bulbs in the park.
The children enjoy this silly poem where we imagine that the daffodil is a person.
by A.A. Milne
She wore her yellow sunbonnet;
She wore her greenest gown
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head
And whispered to her neighbor,
“Winter is dead!”
Lent & Easter
We have heard several bible stories during lent. We often tell a simple version of the story, focusing on the most important details and the aspects that children can relate to. Children readily understand emotions, so we sometimes pause to discuss what the characters might be feeling.
In past weeks we heard about Jesus healing Bartimaeus of blindness and Zaccheus of greed & loneliness.
This week began with Jesus riding into the city of Jerusalem on a donkey. Many people welcomed him with palm branches, hoping Jesus would become their new king and throw out their mean, unfair rulers. Instead of a big, fancy horse like a king would ride, Jesus chose a donkey. We looked at a photo comparing a donkey and horse, and then had our own processional with palm branches.
Pennies for Peace
We have a jar of coins in the classroom. You can continue collecting at home and bring in the coins after Easter. Let us know if you need a replacement penny collector!