Science and The Body class had many fine opportunities yesterday to practice deep listening, and the art of verbal and non-verbal communication. We continued practising recognizing personal boundaries. We also spent time discussing compromise within a group, including why and how this benefits each individual as well as the group as a whole.
Yestday was a beatutifully warm and sunny day!
The children made the decision, based on collective thinking and discussion, to spend the afternoon outdoors.
We each took a cupcake out with us, eating along the path through the snow to the back beeyard, where we visited the beehive, and witnessing bees happily spreading their wings for the first time since the end of autumn.
We learned how to recognize bee poop!, which dotted the deep snow, the garden furniture, and the stone walls.
We walked and ran our way down the road to the forest. The children suggested games for us to try in the snowy woods, which included lots of sneakers sinking into deep, soft snow.
It was such a pleasure to be in our outdoor classroom, after months in our indoor classroom. Some children hurled their bodies into sunlit snow banks.
We returned home to see a porch full of parents awaiting our arrival. We stood outside on the warm porch, holding hands for our finishing circle. The children described their bee findings and our games in the woods.