What’s happening in Mountain Laurel Cottage...
Our community would like to thank everyone for providing flowers and edible plants for our garden. The children have been working in the garden all week and began the process of planting on Friday. The children collected soil and compost from the trailer bed using shovels and wheel barrels. It was exciting for the children to learn how to use a wheel barrel and communicate when support was needed. Everyone learned how to do square gardening with Ms. Rhonda to determine how much space each specific plant needs to reach maximum growth. A few children sketched our 6 beds to illustrate which plants were going where. We will begin work on our butterfly garden this week with weeding and adding more soil.
We are still accepting plants this week if anyone is interested in donating that hasn’t already. Please refer to the plant list below for more information.
As we approach a cooler season, please have your child keep a rain coat or poncho at school. We do attend recess at the playground or clearing if it is a light sprinkle. In case the weather changes and begins to rain we continue our time indoors. The children also need a rain coat or poncho for nature walks.
If your child is interested in learning how to crochet or knit, please provide yarn, small scissors, needles and a hook. These items are kept in the child’s hand work basket in the classroom. The children will begin learning more skills this week by making appointments with other children who are presenting these lessons.
This past week in the kitchen, the children made smoothies and bruschetta. The smoothies were delicious and the children loved the bruschetta. We have a variety of spices in our kitchen we can use. The children enjoyed smelling the various kinds prior to sprinkling the bruschetta with an oregano spice. This week in the kitchen, the children are making deviled eggs and banana oatmeal bread bites.
The children have been enjoying the Tone Bar material in our community. Many have been composing songs by ear and note patterns. We will begin using the staff paper and composing our music with notes using the Major C Scale. We will explore various scales throughout the week using our Song Book. Songs the children are singing together include Flea and Fish and Chips. We will continue to introduce a new song each week. This week we will be learning “Drill Ye Terriers Drill”.
Parents please visit the school website and parent connection page to join our community in providing kitchen ingredients, flowers or supporting with laundry.
Or visit the links below:
Kitchen Ingredient Sign-up
We wish you a lovely week and let us know if you have any questions!
Warmly, Mountain Laurel Cottage ☺