Spring is truly in the air! The day is warm enough to start outside, so we brought out blocks, books, and art supplies to start the day in the fresh warm air.
Despite the balmy temperatures, a small island of "Antartica" persisted! We had fun playing with snow for what we all agreed may be really really the last time this time.
A beautiful block city!
A sleepy worm just waking up to the warm spring air! Maisie made him a leaf bed and placed him in the forest, safe from all of our feet.
Checking the weather....warm and breezy.
"Smells like spring!"
In morning circle we learned all about salamanders, particularly the Mole Salamander and Red Eft. We talked about something called "Big Night", wet, warm night in early spring where all the salamanders leave their winter ground for vernal pools. Many of them have to cross the road to get there, so people go out at night and help them to cross safely. This is called "Big Night."
We went up to the pond to see if we could find any Salamanders, frogs, or fish. We first encountered a pair of geese and used our best and quietest "deer walk" to see how close we could get to them .
Then, we played in the sand and shallows and worked on our Salamandar Crossing! signs in the sun.
Before our sit-spot time and goodbye circle we listened to some soothing music and had a nice rest all together.
Another wonderful early spring day at Wrens Nest! We cant wait to watch our Earth wake up!