Wow! It’s really getting close. I know I’ve said that multiple times, but it keeps hitting me. This week we did lots of learning, had the theater project that visited us in April come again for a follow-up visit, and had our end-of-the-year picnic at a park.
It’s nice to have the week broken up by little events. On Tuesday, Creative Action cam to do a follow-up visit with our kids to talk about the things discussed during the four-day-play in April, namely conflict resolution. The kids liked seeing the characters come back, the characters liked the kids enthusiasm, and I liked getting an extra planning period!
On Thursday, the pre-K, Kindergarten, and first grade went to our neighborhood park for an end-of-the-year picnic. I was so glad we split the elementary into lower, and upper elementary because the little ones had so much more fun.
- They didn’t have any “big kids” being too rough with them.
- We took them to a small, gated park that gave them more freedom to run around instead of being with the big kids at big, open Zilker park and having to stay close to the teachers all the time.
- Since it was a small group, we let them bring bubbles, balls, and a piece of bread to feed the ducks. Big kids could never do this. They’d leap into the lake, instead of calmly sitting on the ledge like the little ones do.
The kids had a fantastic time eating their picnic lunch in the shade of the big oak trees and just having a fun day. But, let me tell you: we almost had a mutiny on our hands when we came back at one o’clock and the kids were told that they’d have to do math. They were incredulous. *rolls eyes* silly munchkins…