The Starlight students gleefully proclaim that spring has, at last, arrived! This reflects in their ongoing adventures. Using magnifying glasses, the afternoon friends have been scouring the campus, observing all wonders of our natural world. This includes insects, birds and sprouting daffodils. The children plan to gather an array of outdoor materials to construct their own open-ended art collages. Very cool! Since Magic Garden’s campus is surrounded by trees, the students continue to comment on the developing colors and the blooming buds. To capitalize on this, we have begun taking a series of photographs to document the progression. The Starlight shutterbugs are certainly having a blast!
With Earth Day ahead, Starlight has been having fun, singing a collection of “green” songs. This includes ‘We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands.” Numerous fiction and non-fiction themes books have also been afternoon favorites. Coming up: More Spring fun!
The Twilight children have (finally!) begun to hear some tweet, tweet, tweeting on campus. Could it be? Teacher Olivia led each of our afternoon students in crafting wonderfully, repurposed and eco-friendly bird feeders. Using Popsicle sticks (for the roof), upcycled milk cartons (for the frame) and numerous colors of paint (for fun!), the kiddos created feasting grounds for our fine feathered friends. Very cool! Thanks, Ms. Olivia!
In anticipation of Magic Garden’s annual butterfly hatch, the Twilight students have also been creating gorgeous art versions. Any material will do! The girls and boys utilized watercolor paints, doilies, foam scraps and more to fashion their own fluttering creature.
Up next: Learning about volcanoes and outdoor adventures!