Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
We played another cooperation game on Thursday. It is probably a game everyone has played once in their life. It's the Hot-Cold game. It never occurred to me to try this with the children.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I just wanted to pass on a quick update about our plants. The children were most excited about our beans. Yes, they are growing and they are actually the tallest of all the plants. We have a total of 11 bean pots. Two of them were really big, while, some were about one inch tall, and some are just sprouting out. It was neat to be able to show the children the different stages of the growth. They could even see the roots really well.
The zinnias are doing well. They are still just tiny little sprouts. We have a few that haven't popped out yet--I hope they do soon. When the children watered them, they were concerned if their cup didn't have any sprouts.
Finally, the sponges had different types of growth. To my surprise, NONE of the grass seed has grown. I am thinking maybe it's a bad batch of seed(I have had it at home for while). The bird seed was a bit more zealous. None of the seed has come out on the foamy sponges, but there are sprouts on the sea sponge, and cleaning type sponge. There are even sprouts laying in the bottom of the pan.
The whole school is having fun watching these plants grow.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
The children came to school with an excitement level off the charts! Monkey Joe's opened at 10:00 so we had 45 minutes to do opening, show-n-share, use the potty, etc. For the afternoon we had about a half hour before we left. During that time every 2 minutes the children said, "Is it time to go?", "Why are we still here?", "Are we leaving yet?" It was hard for them to contain themselves.
When we arrived eyes were as big as saucers. They couldn't wait to take off. They loved it. I was so happy to see some I thought might have trouble with some of the equipment, jump right in and succeed with their tasks. Out of all the children there was only one child that had trouble with the new transition. We had about 15 minutes left of the trip before he stepped inside any of the bounces. He slowly progressed to the slides and then he was happy as a lark.