Lucy left yesterday for her new home. The report from our friend, Preston, is that Lucy had a good night in her new home. It was pretty blustery outside today but we braved the cold! It's important no matter the weather that children get outside, even if it is for 10 very cold minutes. This physical activity and fresh air make such a difference in their day!
I have hit the menu jackpot this week according to Mr. Robert and Treehouse! All three meals thus far have been a huge hit! One Treehouse friend asked that the bison meatloaf be served every day! The homemade mac and cheese...
At our last Parent Society meeting, Andrea shared a bit with us on the difference between using block crayons and stick crayons. I thought I would share this blog post from Sarah Baldwin, a former Waldorf Kindergarten teacher and owner of Bella L una Toys.
We use both block and stick crayons with the older children. For our Saplings, the block crayons work well for their little hands.
AM Snack: Carrot slices and hummus
Lunch: Lentil nachos with creamy avocado dip
PM Snack: Pears
AM Snack: Crock pot apple crisp
Lunch: Meatloaf with roasted potatoes
PM Snack: Trail mix
AM Snack: Popcorn with cinnamon/sugar
Lunch: Cauliflower in a bechamel sauce with pasta, fresh bread with butter
PM Snack: Rice cakes
AM Snack: Pears
Lunch: Crustless quiche with bacon and sweet potatoes
PM Snack: Veggie chips
AM Snack: Fruit and grain bars
AM Snack: Apple cinnamon pancakes [contains wheat/dairy]
Lunch: Kale & lentils over basmati rice
PM Snack: Trail mix
AM Snack: Bananas
Lunch: Roasted sweet potatoes with sausage over pasta
PM Snack: Carrot sticks
AM Snack: Rice cakes with fruit preserves
Lunch: Cowboy chili [ground beef, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, red potatoes], fresh baked bread with butter
PM Snack: Bananas
AM Snack: Trail Mix
Lunch: Cheese pizza, broccoli/mixed vegetables
PM Snack: Tortilla...
We have finished our first unit on letters and fairy tails. The children collected ingredients that began with all the letters we learned. They mixed them together and made a potion to put the dragon to sleep. We have now moved on to our next quest. We will be rescuing a sleeping kingdom while learning all about numbers! If you have a chance, visit the petting farm field to have look at the labyrinth that the children have been working so hard on.
Today we worked on our gross motor skills! Balance is critical and our Saplings are working hard on this skill! We played on the rope swing to everyone's delight. I have even observed a few Sapling friends who are pumping their legs while swinging! This is a very exciting development!