Today I planned our spring nature walk, of course here comes the rain as we are putting the coats on. We went outside anyway, it was just a few drops. We found lots of spring signs, but no robins. I have yet to find a robin at school. At my house there are probably about 50,000(OK, that's an exaggeration), but at school none. We found lots of fun other things though and I let them play on the playground for a few minutes--a little rain is good for the soul.
When we went back inside we painted some beautiful spring flowers. I decided that since Tuesday flew by I was just going to have today as a laid back kind of day, easel painting is pretty subdued, yet still beneficial.
For the craft we used:
I had cut some different sized stems from green construction paper. I gave all the children a 12x18 piece of paper and let them glue the number of stems to the paper they desired--it worked out to be three or four. After the stems were on I put their paper on the easel and allowed them to add their flowers. When these dry I like to hang them on the wall because they add so much color and character.
The book we read today was called, "Planting a Rainbow," by Lois Ehlert. This book is a good book to show the different types of flower "starters"; bulbs, seeds, and seedlings. I also thought it appropriate because it talked about the colors of the rainbow again.
Remember how I said I came home Tuesday and was just peachy? Well, I think I'm having a delayed reaction. Today I came home and slept for an hour, and I still am exhausted. That will teach me to pretend I have just as much energy as someone half my age!