24 September 2011

our first day of school!









classroom scavenger hunt...






community clean up day...





discussing compassion...



we took turns reading the giving tree under a tree! unfortunately the mosquitoes caused us to move indoors so i wasn't able to get more photos...

what can you make with an egg carton?


after a discussion on how we can protect the earth the kids were split into two groups and, working as a team, had to create something by recycling an egg carton.













nova even used her construction paper scraps to create this little guy!

how to make a scribble mural...


we got a large piece of kraft paper and the kids filled it with random scribbly lines...



next they used markers, crayons, and oil pastels to fill sections with color! soon hidden images began to reveal themselves...


can you spot any?

a work in progress...


the kids made prototypes of their class flag designs...




we also used watercolor fabric dye to paint a "my wish for the world" banner...



stay tuned for the end results!

how many ways can you use a hula hoop?


as a mirror...









a chair...




a tire swing...




as wings...



the kids had TONS of ideas!