This past Sunday we had 10 adults and 16 kids romping it up at the library. The numbers are stunning. So glad the weather was nice. A big thank you to Jennifer M, Jen, Tracy, Melissa, Sally, Michelle, and Mackie for keeping things running smoothly while Adrian was away and Kary was busy.
Beautiful moments abounded … Tony doing the hoola hoop. Tracy fixing her crossbow arrows. Jen getting kids doing anything they could think of with card stock and magazines. Jennifer on the blanket sharing books with Iris. Zay organizing a circle ball game for everybody. Lots of icing. Heaps of popcorn. Some great read-alouds. The start of spring couldn’t be better.
The January program took us to China with Craig Reeder arriving in proletarian garb. He taught us Chinese characters, shared pictures and postcards, gave a chopstick lesson, and read a harrowing tale. We also signed kids up to be pen pals with students in China. Stay tuned!
Last week at the library, we asked the kids to help plan for the year ahead. They brainstormed and recorded the list you see above. We’re going to start with some cooking. Maybe making pizza again from scratch — making the dough, grating the cheese, the whole shebang. It has been a year and a half since we last did that and we have almost an entirely new group of kids now.