After we cleaned the mud off all of the buckets and shovels we put some little strawberry plants in the ground. Next week we'll put some seed in and mark where they are. Each week we'll check back to see if our seeds have sprouted. With our strawberry plants, we'll see if they have survived this heat!
|"planting" sticks in the ground. Will they grow?|
We spent at lot of time planting sticks in the ground and wondering if they would grow. It was lots of fun using cups to take water from the beach to water our sticks in. Sometimes the water in our cup didn't make it to the stick especially if we squeezed the paper cup to hard on the way. We will check to see if our sticks have grown next week.
|Story time by the fire pit.|
|Listening to stories while having snack.|
An overview of the class:
The kids are enjoying getting to know each other this session. There are 9 kids on Mondays and 8 kids on Wednesdays. We are working on learning to sit and listen during circle time, on raising hands before we speak in the circle, listening to stories and staying together as a group. We are learning how to be a "Bungy Kid". This means that the children are learning how far they can wander from the group before they need to come back. Our safety rules are that they always must be able to see one of the teachers. If their name is called, they must come right back. They can play with sticks but must watch where the stick is in space so they don't hit anyone. We'll be working on all of these safety rules as the session continues.