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June 2, 2021 | Kristen Jordan
Just as we have been enjoying the nature in our city all year, the children continue to be thrilled each day as we head outside to play. There have been a few highlights in the great outdoors lately!
Digging and raking are a favorite activity each and every single day at the park. Cakes are built, letters are carved, and there is simply much industrious movement of dirt.
The sprinklers provide constant wonder and delight!
Discoveries of starling shells (and rocks and sticks and leaves and even plastic strings…) never cease to amaze.
In response to a story we read about some animals who had a springtime parade, children had been gathering more leaves and sticks to make flags. So last Thursday, we had our very own springtime parade at the park.
On the way back to school, we were fortunate enough to enjoy a concert given to us by some older Mustard Seed students playing a rousing rendition of “Hot Cross Buns” on their recorders.
And today, we had a lovely walk to Steven’s Park. The children gleefully played on the rocks and in the grass. We spotted a robin fledgling and discovered some ants. We enjoyed a lovely outside snack time, did some drawing, and played some more!
We even had another small parade before heading back to school!
It was a great and glorious day! It is amazing how much nature we are able to have exposure to while living in an urban environment. There is something so beautiful, and so good for all of us, to be able to experience natural beauty around us, even in the city.