The first week back to work after vacation was very busy. There have been some periods of adjustment but I think we’re settling into a good routine. I’ve already written about a few of our activities like the Reno Boxes and the Rona Parts but here is a short recap of the rest of the week.
A mini project from my vacation was the addition of the cat loft. Mali likes the view from above as the children call her name and wave;
My goal was really just to get the cats’ beds out of the hallway but the cats are thrilled to have a new retreat to relax in;
One of the children made a roller coaster for the toy bugs in the playroom — Mali loved that too, purrr. I think she missed having the children here to play with.
We had a full day of water activities with five different water stations. This was the most popular one according to the younger children;
They were making coffee. The older children preferred the boat locks – experimenting with using the pump to raise and lower the water level to get the boats to their destination.
But by far the favorite activity this week has been watching the leaf cutter bees;
There are two of them that have been diligently working to line their nest with leaves in preparation to lay their eggs. I believe they are supposed to be solitary bees but both of them have chosen the same crack in a log;
The children have been very observant and have discovered which leaves in the yard are the ones that the bees like best;
And some of them decided to help out by building a ‘bee hive’;