“Stone Soup is what you need, when you have some friends to feed. Step right up with what you’ve got, and add it all to the big soup pot.” (from Some Friends to Feed by, Pete Seeger & Paul Dubois Jacobs) The children were so excited to make and eat stone soup. They brought in so many ingredients that they spent the whole of Tuesday morning washing, peeling, and cutting them up. There were potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, tomatoes, squash, green beans, black beans, peas, and broth. It made so much soup that we were able to make two huge pots. The first pot we enjoyed sharing together on Wednesday morning, and the second pot of soup was donated to a local family in need. The older children helped to set up and serve the meal, then everyone sat and shared what they are thankful for before eating.
In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, the children took some time to decorate a Thankful Tree with tags listing the things they are thankful for. We discussed that being thankful means being happy about something that you have. With no prompting or suggestions, the children quickly and easily shared the things they are thankful for, including mom, dad, brothers, sisters, family, beds, clothes, food, school, and myself.
For Monday art the children made lanterns for our Winter Performance. They each folded a paper in half, cut lines up, connected it into a lantern and chose ribbons for adornment. The three day students will be making their lanterns next week.
Mud, mud, glorious mud! With Monday’s warm weather, the children were thrilled to discover mud in the playground. It was fabulously messy and fun!