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25 January

The children have been enjoying starting the day with a couple stories and this morning they chose The Lorax by Dr Seuss.  I gladly read it (with minimal commentary) in hopes of inspiring these children to become tree-hugging protectors of the earth.

Then settling into work time....

Crayon rubbing textures and flat shapes

Shaping and making balls out of play-dough   

Imaginary play at the sensory table with construction vehicles

The children were more eager to participate in morning circle today, after taking a couple days off from them.  

We sang about the days of the week and the months of the year. We stretched and made animals poses: crab, elephant and dinosaur. We sang Looby-Loo, dancing in a circle, and shaking out our bodies. Our favorite part to shake shake shake is our bottoms. Thanks to Kristin Sharkey for teaching me this song when we worked together at Ithaca Montessori School.

"Here we go Looby Loo
Here we go Looby Lie
Here we go Looby Loo 
All on a Saturday night

We put our (body part) in 
We put our (body part) out 
We give our (body part) a 
Shake Shake Shake,
and turn ourselves about. "

Yesterday, one of the children came in smelling slightly of skunk, since one sprayed outside their house the night before. That got us all talking about skunks, and singing The Skunk Song. The children were asking me to sing it a lot today. Its an old Camp Kum-Bah-Yah classic.
Here it goes:

"Wellllllllll I stuck my head 
in a little skunk's hole 
and the little skunk said 
'well bless my soul, 
take it out (take it out)
take it out (take it out)
Remooooove it.'

Welllllllll I didnt take it out 
and the little skunk said 
'if you dont take it out,
you'll wish you had
take it out (take it out) 
take it out (take it out)
remooooove it.'

I removed it. Too late"

Loving the animals:
Sweet Fire

Keeping those wild birds' bellies full

Oatmeal with Raisins and Almonds
Apple slices
Apple juice

Polenta (CPO) with Mozzarella Cheese (local)
Roasted Acorn Squash (Sacred Seed Farm)
Roasted Blue Potatoes (Sabol's Farm)
Green Split Peas
Celery with Peanut Butter
Raisin Toast with Cream Cheese


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