Today at Morning Meeting I told all of the kids to make sure they welcomed a new Frog into our class. Many of the children had already shown him important elements of the classroom beforehand. A child also showed the other kids a Python egg that he had brought in from home (no python living inside). It was white, about the size of a chicken’s egg. Frogs touched the egg with a finger. I tried to describe how big a python is—I said it’s so long it almost stretches across the width of the classroom.
Frogs thoroughly enjoyed banging the pots and pans which are part of our Outdoor Music Center (we use this center on the Story Mountain Stage). I saw quite a few different things—kids marching in circles together, kids banging the pots like drums, and kids taking turns with the different pots and pans. Other children found the first toad of the season at Toad Mountain. They touched it gently, gave it a home, and put it back where it came from before leaving Toad Mountain.
One center today was water and plastic toys. I saw kids pouring water from small containers into big containers and back into small ones.
Almost everyone ended up with wet clothing (including teachers).
Frog Lead Teacher