Pinterest got me again! I saw a really cool pin on painted rocks for a mud kitchen and I was hooked. I convinced my hubby to spend his day off collecting rocks. This was no easy task, by the time he calculated the gas and time it would take it no longer sounded frugal. The long drive, hike and watching our son throw rocks into the water for hours was worth every penny.
As we were collecting rocks I started imagining how they would transform based on their shapes. I was so excited to start painting. I woke up early and painted for hours before realizing that I should have breakfast. Here are some pictures:
Whenever I started painting hours would pass by without notice. I can't remeber the last time that I felt to calm and relaxed. I'm exctied to see what else I can create in the upcoming weeks.
This is all for outdoor play. (Hopefully I don't get too attached to them) Let me know what you think!
I have taken on a new project. . . our Kindergarten playground. This playground needs some serious "SOS flair". There are currently no outdoor toys besides some pine cones that we added about a week ago. With a very liimited budget I want to transform our barren play space to a learning oasis!
Outdoor learning is such a big part of our new curriculum and a good base to start inquiry learning. I have consulted good ol' Pinterest for some inspiration.
Stay tuned to watch the transformation!
Every Friday I try to do a whole class STEM activity. We have spent so much time on building structures, inventions, etc. It was time for a change. They had to compose and play familiar songs. We had an assortment of musical instruments and some BoomWhackers. The students used youtube tutorials to play songs with the boomwhackers and other groups tried to follow to the beat of their favorite songs.
On Friday we released our Painted Lady butterflies. After a month of monitoring our caterpillars transformations, it was time to say 'Goodbye!"
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