Thursday, October 14, 2010
An Autumn Yesterday
So much happens in a day! We started off by eating lunch amongst the leaves at the North end of Trinity Bellwoods. We talked about the many things that trees give us: air, fruit, nuts, wood, paper, a place to climb, leaves, branches for playing with and maple syrup! We had a lot of fun burying the teacher in leaves (one of the kids took this shot) and then making the biggest pile of leaves in the world, making sure there was room for all of us to jump in it. We walked over the the lumber yard at Dundas and Euclid where Joe, an elderly Portuguese man, showed us the machines used to cut the wood and sent each of us off with a beautiful piece of scrap cedar. We ended our day with meeting our new friends in Grade 1, the Cycling Giants. We were partnered off with them to make percussion instruments out of our cedar wood. We took turns sanding down the edges and nailing bottle caps in to make jangle and jingle sounds.