We finally had some sun last Thursday after a cold first three days. The children were eager to take off their shoes and enjoy the feel of the grass and sand beneath their feet. We had a simple St. Patrick's day week, with a story about a grumpy leprechaun, and some children also tried their hand at hammering clovers on paper to see a little clover "print".
It's been fun to watch the children shed off layers and really enjoy the comfort of days with less clothing. They are all so much more skilled in their movement than they were 6 months ago, and their minds are working so intensely with new things to discover outside. They have been experimenting (on their own!) with creating small chutes out of bamboo and little pebbles they find lying around. Our peas are just starting to poke up out of the ground and our newly planted apple trees have just started to have flower buds.