Looking at the calendar last night, I realized that, sadly, we are at the half way point of summer this week. But I am choosing to embrace that there are still four more weeks left of summer! I was also going through all of the activities, quiet days, friends and family time that we have filled our summer with to this point - and I think that for my family we have finally found a really nice balance this year.
Ewan and I have chosen a theme unit to focus on each week and that has guided our plans. We have moved through several themes including - under the sea, rocks, the night sky, bugs and now birds. These units have given me the opportunity to try new activities that I am very excited to use with the Nursery School program this year. It has also given our week a framework and a way to be selective about which activities that we choose to fill our days with - maybe just being more mindful of how we spend our days has in fact slowed the summer down for us.
Some of our activities have included:
|Using letter rocks to match capital & lower case letters.|
|Washing the rocks we found on our hike.|
|Visiting the cave at the Museum of Nature.|
|Staying up late to look at the moon & stars through the telescope.|
|Our science table with our moon chart for the week.|
|Visiting the rocket at the Science & Tech museum.|
|Searching for bugs in the forest.|
|Eating dirt & worms for desert!|
|Pretending to be spiders & catching bugs in our web - Ewan's most favorite activity of all time!|