Markers and stencils. Simple, but the Caterpillar Class put them out in the morning and the table was active. The kids amped up their interest and ability this week. We saw more pictures of families (those big heads with arms and legs) and detailed stencils from kids who like to draw and more free form coloring from kids who do not draw that often. Everybody participated- there is a point each year when drawing becomes social and conversational.
Henry shared shark teeth he found on the beach in Florida. Jeff Jam did audiation (singing ABC with spaces- every three letters are "sung in your head' to keep the beat) and this time they mostly got it. Outside there is plenty of chase and a game of baby birds that live in nests made of tires- they require lots of feeding.
Next week, a mother from the Butterfly class offered to do a special project. She is a potter and will bring clay and show the children how to make pinch pot cups. She will return to have the kids glaze them and sometime after vacation- they will have a cup they can drink tea out of (time for another tea party). She did this earlier with the Butterflies.