The first week of summer vacation I went to Montessori Camp! The children are settling in and enjoying all the new work--games, shell scrubbing and painting, a house and barn work, arts and crafts, lots of building work. The first week special was drama. Anita came in and told the story of how the stars got into the Milky Way. She said it was her favorite story. The children loved it and got right back into the groove of acting it out during the second telling. I can't wait to see what she comes up with in September.
We schedule the outside activities as follows. The water tables are always out. Some gardening activities, music, T-ball, building blocks, also are always out. We have the bouncy room out on Monday and Friday, the wading pool on Tuesday and Thursday and the special events almost always on Wednesday. This week is the pony ride on Wednesday morning.
Needed items: egg shells, cleaned of all contents
bicycle helmets, outgrown gloves and socks, knitted - you know all those one sock, one glove that you were going to throw away but hoped you would find the other, all sizes.
We have been watering the garden. Hannah, Liam and I found a praying mantis in the egg plants, great but a beautiful beetle on the tomatoes--not so good. The worms are thriving and multiplying. Beck's dad gave us some potatoes and we planted them and they grew overnight. We have little tiny cucumbers, the smallest peppers I have ever seen, tomatoes, and eggplants.
So the garden is doing well--so far.
Parent helpers are Kim (Jeff Eugene's mom), who loves to read, came Monday. She read books by Tomie dePaola and and Keiko Kasza to the children. Alison Lee is helping me with the blog. She added the slide show of Tweety and the hatching dinosaur to the blog. If you get a chance, check out the Positive Discipline website link. Jane Nelson has a short video.
Sharon Shih is going to cook with us, Yum!
Till next time, happy camping!!!