our little ones in the seedling class are really sweet. we are proud of this group and their leader, keara, has done a wonderful job, as has rachel, with coming up with activities that are creative, engaging, and imaginative. before the holidays, the group made presents for their families (felted soap for papa and scented bath salts for mamas), and then they played...dancing, riding on a "train" and drawing.
we had a blast making cameras & pretending to be photographers recently....I just wish we could have developed the photos :)
on summer solstice, we walked around the corner to the handmade garden...a community garden started by our friend karen and many others a few years ago.
made on a sunny day with little hands...
thank you, tabatha, for making our maypole and to shauna for serenading us.
and to our friends who visited.
getting ready for our work day...
plants from full moon:
turning wire from a pallet into a woven tunnel:
our new sandbox:
jean & little sophia stopped by:
readying the music wall ingredients:
inside the "tunnel":
the music wall:
all clean & tidy, ready for play!
and now, onto the spring party...a planting station:
our lovely art ed student, rachel:
thanks to canopy for bringing over some sling swings:
outside in the sun:
making snack, during morning garden:
enjoying snack, during morning garden:
finding holiday sprigs:
and a tree climb:
we had our first apple festival this past saturday at arrow...we had lots of sunshine, friendly faces, yummy pies and more! thanks to everyone who came!
tabatha and family made a run to hillcrest orchards in ellijay for apples.
(thanks, t, t, t, and f!)
author liana krissoff led an applesauce making workshop:
we blocked off the driveway with haybales, and had cider and popcron:
there were crafts, with a special blockprinting one led by susan & her 6 year old daughter, bird:
amanda played fiddle:
and, lastly, our apple pie contest:
first place: ike & jane !
kid's choice: lori paluck !
maypop admires the wall of apples:
what a fun day!
playing with light:
eating a snack:
a little music time: