Our field trip to the Limping Duck Pumpkin Patch was delightful! Despite chilly fingers and toes, we had a beautiful day of pumpkins, pigs, apples and cider pressing, and a hay ride!
Miss Jenny, mother of Wilfred, brought in fluffy bread dough, dried strawberries and raisins, farm fresh egg-wash, and sprinkles on Wednesday and taught us about bread-making. We squished, squeezed, rolled, patted, pounded, punched, stuffed, brushed, and sprinkled our dough into marvelously unique shapes, baked them, and enjoyed the works of our labor. We learned about the ingredients of bread dough, and delighted to learn that yeast “farts” gas that helps the dough rise. Thanks Miss Jenny!
We had so much fun on Halloween! Costumes are always exciting, and this year was no exception. We visited Vashon Community Care this year, bringing our Halloween joy for a truly heartwarming experience. Thank you to all the parents and volunteers who participated in this event.
Apples are dropping and we are are grabbing them up! How many apples? How are they the same and different? What are the parts of an apple? What does an apple look like inside? How many seeds? What shape do you see in the apple? Is an apple a fruit or vegetable? How does an apple grow? What are some ways to use apples? What is your favorite type?
Next we dip our apple halves in paint then stamp, rub and slide them all over paper to make process creations. What happens if you core an apple, fill it halfway with baking soda, then add vinegar? Fizzy fun!
We are watching and observing chemical reactions of apple wedges in three different liquids: water, apple-cider vinegar, and club-soda. Why is the “water-apple” floating upside down? The vinegar-apple is turning brown!
Popular applesauce-making returns next week! Turning the spiraler/peeler is a favorite, and the smell of cooking apples fills our hallways with the smell of delicious autumn.
Our first week was a success! Excitement buzzed our halls and rooms… reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones, singing forgotten songs and hearing familiar sounds, burying our hands in dirt, glitter, paint and apples, rhyming, patterning, the letter A… Hooray for a great 2018-2019!
Our hearts are filled with thanks for our beautiful outdoor space, Creative Pavilion, where we celebrate with fun, food, and friends!
Our Sensory Center is messy fun and learning. A few weeks ago we made Oily Oceans and learned how (colored) water and baby oil react. The next week we delighted in mixing baking soda and colored vinegar… fizzy fun! Currently we are enjoying quicksand (cornstarch, sand, and water) and construction toys.
Please bring in aluminum cans (for robots) and an empty box (for Valentine’s mailbox). If you can, bring extras for our friends who forget.