Sunday, October 24, 2010

Making Tibetan Prayer Flags

The primary classroom has been studying the continent of Asia and recently learned about Tibet. They have been making Tibetan prayer flags to hang around the classroom and in their homes. Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. A prayer flag is a colorful panel or rectangular cloth often strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas to bless the surrounding countryside. Blue symbolizes sky and space, white symbolizes air, red symbolizes fire, green symbolizes water, and yellow symbolizes earth.

Capturing the Colors of Autumn

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Making Corn Husk Dolls

Medina, Tullio's mom, visited afterschool friends and taught them how to make corn husk dolls.
Lots of fun!! Thank you Medina.


Monday, October 4, 2010

Little Hands At Work

A child focused on his or her work is a miracle to watch.
The sense of peace, the intrinsic motivation to learn, the joy from a job well done, the process of an individual creating are all incredible moments we see each day in our classrooms...

Building teen numbers with the teen boards and beads.

Sorting living and non-living pictures and objects.

Taking a moment to remember to breathe.

Counting to 9,999!

Some of our daily chores include folding laundry.

Giggling with friends.

Fresh squeezed apple juice....yum.

Counting to ten, identifying odd and even numbers.

Everyone's busy working.

Moving to the beat of a drum.

Exploring water work using a pump.

Fun on the indoor slide and climber.

Sorting and matching.

Hello, is anyone there?

Buckles and buttons.

Taking a little ride.