How did you like our little super stars? The “Corner Grocery Store” was very busy with all the beans wearing jeans and the cheese walking on their knees and the engineers and trains doing “Down by the Station”. Even our very Hungry Clever Soldiers were able to teach a village of people how to make “Stone Soup” using three round stones. The children truly worked hard and it always makes me smile when the children come up with their own creative ideas of how they will portray each of the characters. All the children truly enjoyed presenting this special event for you.
A Special Project for Japan
We wanted all of you to know that your children have been very busy folding origami paper cranes for the children whose lives have been affected by the earthquake in Japan. This was a unique project that Mrs. Brennan discovered from the children’s clothing company Osh Gosh. For every paper crane that the children donate to the company by April 18th the company would send an article of clothing to the children in Japan. I believe each class made at least over 40 cranes. Way to go VFKH students!
A Special Visit to the Mill at Anselma
The children had a great time at the Mill despite the little episodes of rain. The children were able to assist Mr. Dave- the Miller, open up the gate to allow the water into the Mill house so that the big water wheel would turn the gears to help the grind the wheat with the large heavy grind stone. They discovered how to shuck corn form the corn grinder so that they didn’t have to peel the kernels off of the cobs with their little fingers. They also had the opportunity to watch how the Mill worked and how to sieve corn kernels from large pieces to fine cornmeal flour. Once the children shared a variety of unique cooking skills they had the enjoyable opportunity to snack on mini pancakes. Boy! Were they delicious. I want to give a big thank you to all of our chaperone drivers!
A Rainbow of Eggs
The children were very egg-cited about dying eggs this week. We truly had a large variety of rainbow colored eggs for the Easter Bunny to hide. This was a great activity for exploring how to make colors by mixing of a variety of other colors together. In fact the children have created a few new names for the colors they made. Do you know what you get when you mix yellow and green together or purple and orange? Well we called them green bean delight and super sunny grape!
The Arrival of the big Easter Bunny
The children loved hunting for all of the wonderful dyed eggs that the Easter Bunny hid. The bunny sure can find some clever areas to make the hunt interesting for the children. We hope all of you have a wonderful Spring Break!