Visiting Book Fairies/ Elves

Friends were visited and read to by long time Yarmouth residents and painters,  Ginny Keegan and Gayl McNally! In the spirit of the importance of stories and reading , and while hosting our Book Fairy Project this season, they thought it would be wonderful to read books that they read to their grandchildren and children…

The Hand Tile

Hand pressing and hand stencils are some of the oldest images in the world, seen in many cave paintings and in indigenous clay architecture. We pressed terracotta and then embellished with all sorts of texture tools. Slips and glazes will be used for finishes. Ms Kat’s “Imagine Peace” stamp, from work she did with Yoko…

Stone Soup Celebration!

We had a Musical Babushka visit from the old country to serenade our wonderful Stone Soup Fiesta! She sang and played guitar, accompanied by the illustrious Lana! Peace like a River and Earth Who Gave to Us this Food was sung and expressed on our blackboard murals, thanking and drawing lovies, family, sun, stars, pets…

Harvest Home in Dramatic Play Area

Friends created a special space to set a table to celebrate food and the season of thanks. Children took turns to cook, serve and share with each other. We are reading about and ready for the end of this special autumn season and winter begins!

Stone Soup Bowl Pottery

Friends made white earthenware and terra-cotta clay bowls on the pottery wheel. We learned how to be still and center the clay first. We made a cone, then cylinder and  found the center to pull the shape into a bowl form. This has many methods from a vertical dive with thumbs and forefingers to a…

Community Bowl

  Friends worked together in making a communal bowl to serve the stone soup.  rolled balls of clay and pressed into a large slab, making many clay gestures representing underwater stones or rocks. It has become a tradition to gift this to a River family at our end of the year celebration with a name…

First Snow / Birch Forest

Friends in the front class made a birch forest with wax, paint, paper and special glue. They snowed on their trees with special sparkle to commemorate the start to the season.

What does a rainy day look like?

Our pre-k class has been diving into new classroom works and activities, especially during all these rainy days that have shortened our outside play time. We often simply set out new materials, and see what creativity arises from the kids. *new playdough and “pizazz” materials became a bakery! Kids took it a step further and…