Friday, March 15, 2013

A lovely day...

It's Friday! This has been a pretty good week, but today was just one of those "lovely" days. The children were engaged, joyous in their explorations, working well together, helping each other- like I said, lovely! Friday mornings we have a playgroup for the 2 and 3 year olds. Today their greatest delight was an old bed plank and some cushions, turned into a balancing beam and an opportunity to take risks, conquer fears and feel GREAT about themselves!
I loved the great willingness there was to help each other.

Delight- I feel brave!

Such concentration- every time Jed walked across the beam his tongue came out. He was SO focused on the challenge at hand! See Gerelt on the right? She watches with great anticipation, ready to cheer Jed on as he makes it all the way across. Sweet!

Here she takes the challenge herself... she is a little unsure at first, but perseveres!

And this jump at the end! Powerful!

There was lots of opportunity to practise waiting and taking turns, thinking of others and being fair.

The children were thrilled to "walk the plank"! J

Our after school program was mostly our pre-school aged children today as our school children had the day off and parents had to go to school and do lessons! I think that's a great idea! Anyway, we decided to create some gorgeous peacocks using crayon resist painting. We got some ideas from here, here and here, and then blended them together to create these.... aren't they fabulous?! 


 Yes... a lovely day! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! J


  1. I love the pictures! You did a wonderful job capturing their expressions of hesitation, courage, pride, and joy :) The peacock pictures are delightful - it's funny how the peacocks each seem to have a different personality (a few of them look angry LOL). I can see why it was such a "lovely" day!

  2. A picture paints a thousand words! At least, that's what they say :-) Yes, some of those peacocks have a subtle hint of angry bird about them, don't they?! Oh well, it is hard not to be influenced by them- they are around everywhere, even here in Mongolia! Hope you guys are having a "lovely" weekend! x