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Much to Do

Only one more week left before school begins again.  Where did the time go?

I spent my weekend working on ‘phase one’ of the playroom remodel but you’ll have to wait until after ‘phase two’ is complete before I show you what we’ve done.  Until then I’ll show you a few things that happened last week.

There were some ball games — we’re working on ‘control’ instead of ‘velocity’ or ‘distance’;

There were some other activities on the balance beams too;

One of the girls set up a store in the tipi;

Other children decided there needed to be a bank so they started a mine to dig for money — gold?  Several children were workers in the money mine collecting currency;

They didn’t get to keep it for themselves though.  They had to wait for payday like everone else.  The mined money went to the bank;

When the workers were paid they went to the stores to buy stuff – sounds familiar.

All that cash meant there was a lot of construction too;

And some recreation.  This was an interesting type of bowling;

I never did understand why they anchored the foam ‘pins’ with gravel so they wouldn’t tip over;

However, I loved the way they supported the tubes – using shovels to fill the foundation pipes with gravel so they were very strong and stable;

Yes, it was a very busy week with a lot of things to do.

Imagination

There’s an extra hour this weekend due to the time change.  Trying to make the most of the bonus time I planned so much stuff and now I’ve probably ended up with less free time than usual.  Still, I have to take a moment and share some of our adventures from the past week.

Building log houses has been a popular activity;

So was making ‘slushies’ for our friends.  What kind do you want?

Then there was this game;

I chose to ignore their re-enactment of a video game and just focus on their ability to find all the monkeys and apes in the room (grouping similar objects) and identify letters on the keyboard.

The most amazing part of the past week has to have been the weather.  It is hard to believe that it is November.  Look at the wildflowers (and weeds) in the planter!

Weather this amazing means the ice cream shop was open for business.  I ordered mint ice cream with chocolate sauce from the clerk at the window;

There was food being served on the patio too;

Some even had sushi;

Others discovered that empty plates make ‘music’:

And of course nice weather mean that construction crews are busy.  Digging holes and laying pipes;

And building hotels;

And then there was the most popular activity of all — ‘Stomping on the Alligator’ — they played it every day.  I never really understood all the rules but the goal seemed to be to sing and dance on the bridge until you woke the sleeping alligator;

Then it was your turn to be the alligator and have someone else jump on the bridge over you.  Use your imagination.