Monday, May 31, 2010

The Tree House Gang choose to do a little work before we headed outside. We started our summer schedule today so we can spend lots of time outside.
Our art project today was an insect collage.

It was supposed to rain today but the gray clouds blew away and it was a lovely day.

I made up some outside work trays for our summer. One of the works is "washing the cars"....Bean was the first to try it.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Princess working with the Bushka dolls...
Little Man and Trinity doing some sea life stenciling.

Peanut was working with the tower blocks, Iish was doing the sea life puzzle and Princess was working on discs in a jar.
Tiger doing the shape sorter

Setting sail on the high seas.

Our last Music Pups class of the year....."Thank you Miss Becca for a great year of music lessons"

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

This weeks learning focus is "Oceans"

One of the greatest blessings or working with a mixed age group is watching the older children helping the younger Bean is helping Tiger choose some work to do.

Peanut helped Tiger do the cutting work tray...she cut out the fish and then Tiger decorated it.

Princess working on a sea life puzzle

Tiger and Princess have really taken to using a rug to do their work on.

Making salt water work...after they make the water they taste it.
Bean opened her own restaurant...she was waitress, chef and dishwasher.
Enjoying fine dining..

Fun in the Sun

Just "chillin"
Iish thought the ice water in the air pot was a great idea....he kept wanting another cup.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Everyone got right to work this morning...
I have been showing the Littles this week how to use a rug to do their "work" and how to respect others rugs....

Shape sorter peg board

Iish, drawing with the pencil crayons...
Washing our lunch napkins...

Creating with scissors, markers and glue....

London Bridge is Falling Down....

Lots of water play outside today....

Little Man on the run...

Princess and Tiger are learning to ride the tricycles.

A short nap after lunch...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tiger is learning how to put on gardening gloves.
Peanut made an animal book.

Tiger looking after the dolls.

Even though it was pretty hot out today we still made it was Tomato, Rhubarb and Potatoe...a spring soup we make annually as soon as the rhubarb is big enough to pick.
We made handprint flowers for art today...

Bean made me a lovely garden salad with lots of dressing.

Tiger spent a long time filling up this pitcher then sending in down the slide...everytime it splashed on the ground at the bottom he laughed.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Princess enjoys taking the continents out and putting them back on the world map puzzle.

"Okay, close your eyes and guess which continent is missing"

After playing the map game they decided to make a map of the Western Hemisphere together...

Little Man learned how to finger knit today...

For art today we made these Playdoh vegetables....

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tiger loves the noise the glass marbles make when they hit the small glass votive holders as he does the scooping work.