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  • Melanie Patric

Goodbye, March!

The kids and I bade a fond adieu to March today as we sang our March songs for the last time, finished our lion and lamb masks, and had lots of adventures at the park.

The children were happy to find out that the temperatures would be mild just as promised by the "in like a lion, out like a lamb" saying, and we were excited to visit the park. We talked about what we should wear and decided that we could take a cue from Tim the Weather Kid and wear our lighter jackets if we wanted.

I took a few minutes to work with the child who had missed out on yesterday's lion and lamb art project while the rest of the children played with trains and tracks.

While we waited for the glue to dry, we enjoyed singing our "March Wind" song for the last time and we previewed a song for April- "Here Comes Peter Cottontail." I helped the children practice doing the bunny hop- putting their hands on their heads like ears and hopping with both feet together.

After that, it was time to tend the seeds we planted at the beginning of the month. Most of our herbs and flowers came up as well as a cucumber and some gourds.

We had planted zucchini, but the seeds must have been bad because none came up. We carefully watered them and observed how each kind of plant had leaves and stems that were unique.

Before we knew it, it was time to head to the park. For just a few minutes before we left, we practiced our best lion and sheep sounds as we paraded around in our lion and lamb masks!

We made it to the park and I supervised the littles as they worked on their stair climbing skills.

Meanwhile, the older kids had fun on the slides and bouncy spring riders. After a while, they became quiet and when I checked on them I found that they were setting up a "dirt restaurant." I asked them what I could order and they told me "a dirt sandwich, a dirt hot dog, or dirt ice cream." I declined to order the dirt delicacies, but asked for an imaginary bottle of water instead.

When we woke from naptime, we read The Carrot Seed and The Easter Egg. We wonder if our vegetables and flowers will turn out to be huge like in The Carrot Seed because we are taking such good care of our plants. Only time will tell!

See you tomorrow!

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