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Leprechauns & Rainbows

This week, we had so much fun creating rainbow- themed artwork, and enjoying stories, rhymes and songs associated with St. Patrick's Day. The class enjoyed the process of collaging as they worked on creating little green shamrocks and worked collaboratively on a big rainbow collage! We took the opportunity to talk about colors and color sorting, and to tell stories about pots of gold hidden under the rainbow. :) Some students also enjoyed making watercolor rainbows and digging gems and treasures out of our green St. Patrick's Day play dough!

This week, we also celebrated the completion of our maple sugaring project by enjoying a pancake party with our own homemade maple syrup. For the past couple of weeks, the class has helped with the process of collecting sap, and has observed the processes of boiling, temperature checking, filtering, and bottling syrup. We've also enjoyed many new books about how syrup is made, such as "Bear Goes Sugaring," "Sugarbush Spring," "Almost Time," and "Sugar on Snow". This week, the class enjoyed listening to Ms. Annacarin read the story "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" while finally enjoying the maple syrup made in our own yard!

Other highlights of this week have included:

* bird watching and bird identification

* continuing to nurture this group's love of music through many spontaneous music performances featuring ukuleles, pianos, triangles, banjos and more

* Enjoying some warmer days on our playground, and discovering some first signs of spring

* Talking & reading about colors & rainbows, and creating our own colorful masterpieces after enjoying the story "The Day the Crayons Quit"

We had such a wonderful week, and look forward to another joyful week ahead! We can't wait to meet you all for Parent Teacher Conferences this Friday, March24.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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