Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Our first full day was made even better with the beautiful weather. We started on the playground and decided to stay there for the whole morning. There was lots of playing on the big climber. The sandbox had a visit from everyone; some people taking their shoes off to enjoy the new sand. There was much “cooking” going on. I was offered some delicious chocolate mint chip “ice cream” among other appetizing concoctions. Some people picked beans from the vines growing on the fence. Many were eaten (for real) and others were made into tasty soups with sand, gravel and water added.

We read A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle while sitting on the stage. The story is set in the sea. Afterwards, we talked about water and some of the things we know about it. It’s wet! You can see through it but in lakes and the ocean it usually looks blue or green or grey.

Everyone painted a seascape with a mixture of blue paint, green paint and glue. We sprinkled or patted sand on the paintings and added some shells. The glue will help them stick. They are drying outside. Be sure to admire them tomorrow.

There were many shells in the water table and, after priming it, we got the pump to work. I have called in our hydraulic engineer, Christina Perez, to get the pump running smoothly again.

Snack, on the stage, was grapes, carrots, corn sticks and bunny cookies.

Everybody spent the morning circulating among friends, trying different activities with different people. I think we are going to have a great year together.

Kathy Mitchell

September 16, 2015