As we move into these darkest days of the year before Winter Solstice, it is traditional to make lanterns and take a walk under the starry night sky, carrying your lighted lantern and singing into the darkness.
It was so sweet to make lanterns with the children and see them swinging in the dark as we walked together on our first Lantern Walk.
The Sprouts worked with beeswax to create stories all together that changed as easily as the beeswax figures into the next story... this kind of active storytelling is important in early childhood, and working the beeswax is good for little hands developing fine motor skills.
And the Saplings studied words starting with the letter C!
As always, our days were filled with lots of free playing, tree climbing, pond visits and nature math lessons.