December has been quite a full month! In addition to the ever-important work of playing outside, we have been exploring the concept of Sharing.
The Saplings have made crayons for our younger friends the Pips and Sprouts. We practiced our fine motor skills by chopping and shaving the crayons, and explored the idea of warm and cool colors while sorting.
We also made muffins and cookies for our amigos at Manzanitas. The children helped bake, as usual, but also practiced their math and pre-writing skills by surveying each other to determine whether we should make cookies or muffins.
This week the Saplings are working on presents for our families before we leave for Winter Break. We started the process with writing or drawing a plan and kept our "blueprints" in front of us as reference while we worked.
It has been an invigorating and delightful year so far and we are are thrilled to find out what 2015 will bring!