I don't know about you, but for me this year has been INTENSE.
Baby #3 joined our family last spring.
Our local SEPAC became re-established over the past year and as of January I became the chair of that organization. Which, if you didn't know, is basically like taking on a second full time job, but it is all volunteer work.
I have continued serving on my local Family Child Care Association's board as Vice President - whose duty is to schedule and host all of the workshops for the year.
There is a new division of GFC called FCC Coaching. It is new, it is SO FUN and rewarding, but it is also a ton of work.
So, while all of that was going on, I was also running a Reggio Emilia Inspired child care program for children ages 1-4. Here are some photo highlights of our studies, adventures, and fun!!
Finding ants in September
Feathers as loose parts in September
Making sensory bottles with items found outside in September
Exploring gourds in October
Sending balls through a tube in October
Sending balls through a tube round #2 in October
Exploring gourds round #2 in October
Mud Kitchen in October
Exploring lines using whipped cream in October
Mixing colors in November
Usborne Book Fair in November
Making instruments in November
Exploring color theory in November
Building with big outside blocks in December
Loose parts tic-tac-toe in December
Taking risks in December
Making patterns with loose parts in December
Exploring texture in January
Exploring line making in January
Sorting & classifying in February
Getting outside for real world sensory experiences in February
Making gourmet mud pies in February
Sometimes the sensory experience is better if you actually get into the sensory table?
Painting on ice in March
Exploring ice in March
Doing some hard work in the snow in March
Testing out how rocks "roll" in the big tub in April
Painting in April
Cooking with loose parts in April
Painting on outside easels in April
I wish I could capture the hugs, giggles, and love that happens here each day in a photograph. <3