Monday, May 28, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
we have been waiting so patiently, the children have been checking of boxes each day until there were not any left. and then suddenly there were 5 healthy fluffy yellow chicks. we are all quite in love. 5 new morning glories! this week we will set about the task of naming them. our current flock includes: lazy daisy clover watermelon watermelons hot dog speckling buttercup last one and simone can you tell which ones the children named last year? i'd have to say that raising chicks WITH a mama hen is such a different experience. so much more gentle and natural. we loved having chicks last year and are grateful we did, and we wouldn't hesitate to order from a good hatchery again or pick them up at a local farm but this way is so gentle. and i am so thankful for it. our mama hen is a dear and a complete trooper. she didn't eat or drink the whole time she was broody and then on day 2 of baby chicks running around as i was trying to teach them how to eat (very unsuccessfully) she popped out of the nest box and gobbled down 3/4th of the food and water with all the babies following her lead. oh mama hen! oh motherhood!
Monday, May 14, 2012
many thanks to all who came out to our open house on saturday, during the busy mother's day weekend! the sun was shining for us, the grass was freshly mowed and the flowers were making a first appearance. we had so much fun making boats with miss toki, making our butter and bread and hearing a lovely story. i wish i had snapped more photos, but we were all so busy enjoying. a big thanks to all the class parents who helped out and contributed beauty to the day, to mr. alex for yard beautification and to all the families who joined us! it was truly a lovely lovely day... xo
Thursday, May 10, 2012
This week we set up our new classroom! We now have a dedicated space for school! They children played so nice and had a great view of the water and the chickens! We are waiting on some baby chicks to be born this week or early next, and the children are very busy keeping track of our broody hen, simone! Happy rainy outside days and cozy inside days!
Monday, May 7, 2012
Join us for our OPEN HOUSE this SATURDAY, MAY 12th from 10 am till NOON! Come with your families and enjoy: A craft with children Butter making A puppet show by Toki Oshima Yummy organic snacks and freshly made bread This will also be the RAINDATE for our May Pole Celebration ALL ARE WELCOME!
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
This week we will celebrate May Day at school. The children will be busy making flower cones and tidying up the garden and yard to get ready for the festivities. We are opening our doors to any families and children who would like to come and participate in May Crown making and sharing our May Pole with us. We will also be welcoming our NEW co teacher Miss Toki Oshima! What a wonderful way to ring in Spring. Join us at 323 Oak Hill Road Swanville, Maine at 3pm on Friday, see you there with flowers in your hair...