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Tuesday, 22 September 2015 00:00

Planning Our Week

We had a delightful nature hike yesterday. The weather was cool and perfect for a long walk, so we headed across the creek toward the Yellow Spring. Along the way, we found jewel weed, which is in perfect seed popping season. It's hard to go past jewel weed without making the seeds explode. One of our great discoveries at the Yellow Spring was a very large crayfish. It had been living in the iron dense water long enough that it was more of a ruddy red than the normal grayish color of crayfish. Several children wanted to pick it up, but thought better of it when it reared up and waved its large pincers around. 

In band and orchestra, we have been working on a song to perform at Grandfriends' Day. We are not only working on it with our band and orchestra instruments, we are also playing percussion, ukulele, piano, mandolin, and mountain dulcimer for part of the piece. The rhythm is a bit tricky, but we are getting it! As we think ahead to our concert, we realize that there is not a whole lot of time to master the instrumental parts in so short a time, so the class would like to have our Thursday lesson with Dennis to iron out difficult parts, then after that bring our band/orchestra instruments in every day for extra practice time. 

This afternoon we did a 'check-in' to see what skills each individual would like to learn this school year. We came up with a great list of potential things to learn. Included in the list: cooking (and baking), foreign language (mentioned ~ French, German, Japanese), stained glass, paper making, creative writing, Manga art, pottery, origami, sewing, knitting, crochet, and computer programing. If you are skilled in any of these areas and would like to share your skill and knowledge with some of the OG children, please let me know and we can try to coordinate schedules. We always love learning from many different people and sharing skills.

We have jumped right in with the cooking request. This Friday, we will make an Older Group lunch together. The decision this time was between a sushi bar and a taco bar. The sushi bar got a few more votes, so we will make sushi this Friday and tacos the next time we cook an OG lunch. We will not include raw fish in the sushi bar choices for safety sake. Children may being their lunches to school on Friday if they like, but do not have to as we will be making our community lunch of sushi, rice, and tea. 

We spent some time this morning tuning and measuring our carrot instruments. We needed depth measurements in case we need to rebuild our carrot instruments before our performance on October 7. We are invited to perform at Meet The Wyld Man at 12:30 on Wednesday, October 7. Children who have permission, may also participate in the evening show at 7:00 pm the same day.

Coming up this week is our first gym and swim session. Children need to bring their swim gear, plus designated gym shoes and comfortable clothes for playing in. The gym shoes do not need to be expensive or even new. They just need to have soles that are free from dirt, so the shoes we wear over to the gym are not suitable for playing in the gym. The OG children team up with the kindergarten children to be their swim partners. Children with swim partners stay in the pool an extra half an hour to swim with the kindergarten children, while the children who do not have swim partners return to Brian at the school to prepare a snack. There are quite a few things to remember this Thursday: instruments, music, gym gear, and swim gear. 

What an enjoyable week is in store for us!

 

 

 

 

Sunday, 13 September 2015 00:00

Great Start!

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