Lewis and Anne’s Last Day

The children worked with Anne following directives such as “put the cone on your shoulder…”   Each child really did a great job identifying the shapes and following the directives.  We read The Giving Tree for the story of the day.  The children completed lots and lots of free art projects.  It was a delightful afternoon.

St. Olaf Prairie

Our visit to the prairie included the viewing of the birds eggs, an ongoing science experiment to determine the number of frogs at the prairie, and the snake we saw (thanks to our student guide Wes!)

The Chicks

We have been waiting for the chicks to hatch and they hatched earlier than expected.  We had a total of nine chicks (so far).  The children spent all of Monday watching them in the incubator.  On Tuesday the children spent their day holding them.  It was so much fun for them!  We also were able to release two of the remaining four butterflies now that the weather is warmer.  Unfortunately our frog died.  But this too was a wonderful learning opportunity about the cycle of life.

May Day Dance

Monday was May Day.  We made May Day baskets which were sent home and hopefully filled with some wonderful surprises for you or someone special. We did not do a Maypole dance but we did use ribbons and dance to the sound of the recorder.  The children danced and froze in place whenever the music stopped.  This was particularly fun because I hadn’t played my recorder in years!