With all that falls from the trees lately, the children have been creating “gardens” in the sand. On different days, different things are planted. Sometimes they are “trees,” or sometimes they might be planting “cakes.”
With the pink blossoms, neatly arranged, Tali explains that “this is a cookie garden!”
Eleanor enjoys being a crow, and swiftly tries to “steal” some crops. The other children enjoy keeping guard of their prized garden!
To see how it all began and lots more photos, see the pdf here!
Caleb tried to connect the two trains together front to front, but whenever the magnets approached they wouldn’t connect. He kept trying, but both the fronts and the backs of the trains kept pushing away. Eventually he turned one around and found that if they both face the same way they came together; his patience and persistence paid off!
During outside time a few of the older Peaches, Ishaan and Itamar, were being role models and helping soon-to-be-toddler Jack to explore the garden area. They showed him how to sniff and touch the flowers gently.
3 scenes from a day in the life of KMS Elementary as we prepared for the KMS Cafe.
“Arlo, do you want to get a haircut?” – Cyrus
“I need to cover my body with this first.” – Arlo
What happens when we put away the costumes in dramatic area, and replace them with fabrics of different textures and sizes? So many things! The fabrics were a great invitation to expand symbolic thinking. They used them for fishing rope, shaman houses, haunted houses, wedding dresses, “long hair,” and so much more!
Enjoy these photos from “the best field trip ever!” (to quote one of the kids.) Stay tuned for more from the Upper Elementary students about this wonderful trip.