For all of us who thought we could pack our mittens and wool layers away during Spring Break, Tuesday was a shocking reminder of just how cold the wind can be, especially with our proximity to the Fraser River! Nevermind, we are enjoying re-connecting to one another, to the land, to the Red-winged blackbirds, Eagles, pussywillows and puddles! Knowing many of the children have just celebrated Easter, we have been dyeing fabric together, playing with baskets of eggs, noticing Spring flowers, and even indulging in a raucous gathering of chocolate eggs to share! Due to the holiday Monday, seniors field trip, and buddy day, the Owls have had a short week with limited photo opps, but we’ll have more pics up soon! Enjoy this glimpse of our week!
sending out shoots…
preparing kale harvested from the garden to make a quick salad
using turmeric, and later beets and cabbage, to dye fabric
adults set up gutter ramps as a provocation
children created new combinations
the building components completely reinvented!
Heidi and Ashlyn create a game of tossing pinecones into the ditch at a floating target
Ryan and Masa throw balls at a target high above them in the tree
Frazer and Ronan add difficulty by climbing and balancing as they try to toss the ball over the low branch
Hillary supports safe ‘hiding’ in the dense cedar tree
group observation and drawing of daffodils outside Red Barn
Ohnyou and Ashlyn chatting together to support their drawing skills, “I see a triangle” says Ashlyn, “but I don’t” says Ohnyou
Inspired by a camellia blossom Erika found on our walk, May and Sloan join Erika as they continue working in the studio with markers and pastels
Frazer and Quinn are practicing fine motor skills while cutting and collaging images from a seed catalogue
Soyon creates order using the felt blossoms at the magnet board
practicum student Deborah alongside Quinn, Audrey and Ohnyou as they combine bird puppets and the eggs in dramatic play
never mind looking for eggs, where’s Atlas?!
Dion is nurturing with the dollies
Yi Teng and Anderson first look at the photos, then re-discover the hand prints and make theirs match
Yi Teng re-visits the alphabet explorations that began prior to Spring Break
Heidi engaged in ‘small world’ play with Erika using tiny traditional Easter ornaments
getting cozy and playing house (sshh! Justine is sleeping!)
Thank you for reading!