We all love being outside
The children love to go outside for some fresh air and to explore and move their bodies. It is fun to observe and assist them as they find their own activities. The children work on climbing stumps and balancing on the driftwood and rocks; they play with the balls and buckets and tools; they gather water to care for the plants; they find things on the ground; they like to stomp in puddles and use the mud kitchen; they turn the buckets into “tubs” and “hats”; they decorate objects with chalk; they rake and sweep and scrub. The possibilities are endless.
We recently planted seeds in pots; we will transplant the starts into the garden in March and harvest the food for cooking in the school kitchen. This year we will be growing kale, radicchio and cherry tomatoes. Oh, and the tulips we planted with the children in the fall are popping up through the earth. What joy!