This last week was SO busy, but filled with lots of fun.
I had the opportunity to help out at Kennedy’s school Monday thru Thursday! I love when they have courtyard activities, and I get a chance to stay and play! Nathan LOVES it too!
The kids got to dress up like Indians and play in teepees. The got to make colored pasta noodle necklaces, paint an indian vest, and head dress to wear. They learned about Indian pictographs, and made blankets with symbols all over them. They did plenty of painting with brushes, feathers, and their fingers. The kids cracked nuts, husked corn, and sampled plenty of both too! The ground up corn, and mashed potatoes. They danced to music, and had a grand time!
Nathan LOVED the dress-up mirror. He spent much of the time making faces, and laughing at himself. A few of the other children thought he was a crack up!
Nathan tried SO hard to reach the nuts. As the week went on, and the pile grew…he had success!
It was SO cute to watch Nathan when he spotted Kennedy playing! He ran to her, she picked him up, and she gave him a big hug. He was thrilled. Then, the little boys in Kennedy’s class pretended to hunt him like a buffalo. Kennedy didn’t think that was too cool! She just kept saying, “No, he’s my little brother!”
Monday was parent day at dance. This is a chance for the parents to peek at what they have been learning in dance. The kids are usually full of excitement and enthusiasm. What’s new, but having an audience only heightens the energy! Kennedy and her fellow dancers were able to show us all the ballet positions they have been learning. They even showed us a few silly warm-up moves too, like the chicken dance! It was so fun to watch the sparkle of each child as they experience the joy of dance.