Hello Families! The week has been full of gorgeous weather and wonderful sounds in the forest! We spent some time out there this week sitting quietly and listening to the birds. It seems that each day we hear new bird songs. I know it is still winter, but February always brings a dash of spring with it for me.

In forest this week, we also played a fun game that focused more on our sense of sound. We started by visualizing a white tailed deer. The class noted that they are brown, quiet and shy creatures. They need to blend in and hide. We also noted their large ears, perfect for listening for predators. The game was one "deer" grazed under the trees while the pack of predators tried their best to sneak up to tag the deer. If the deer heard a sound, it would look up and try to spot any movement by the sneakers. If you were spotted, back to the starting line for you! We had such a fun time with this game, we played several times.

The forest time games weren't the only game times this week. We also had a fun Valentine's pajama party game time. The party was focusing on fun and games and sharing. The class was welcome to bring in any game that they liked to share. Thanks so much to Lindsey and Annie for coming in to help all of the kids have a good time gaming!

During Word Work this week, we continued discussing complete simple sentences, with subjects and predicates. Many in the class also used this time to work on their writers workshop fiction stories.