We began our spring discussion with the often still-cold month of March, early April. The teacher's root children table, pictured below, is often a wonderful carryover from the Valentines/Mrs. Thaw to the more springy look of Easter.
Next is the teacher's spring nature table, including a close-up of Lady Spring, who is so lovely holding her bluebird friend.
She also had some lovely spring fairies hanging for spring.
Most of us decided to work on a flat picture today. Mine, at the request of Elizabeth and Philip, contained a duck and a bunny. I felted my picture onto a piece of wool felt fabric. In hindsight, because you have to needle felt that way, I think I would have preferred a roving background to soften the image a bit more.
We also felted over plastic Easter eggs to make fillable felt eggs. They haven't been cut open yet as they are still drying, but I think this will be a special Easter basket tradition--to fill their felt eggs with a treat.
We also worked on a few individual projects. I chose to make a dragonfly with a cookie cutter and a bluebird, which I'll probably try to hang over our nature table next spring.
I've also spent quite a bit of time drooling in the bookstore since I've been here. Not only have I ordered some wonderful books, such as What's Hiding in There, a lift-the-flap book for Finn, but I also purchased a couple of tiny and adorable knitted toys that will probably grace our nature table in the future.
I'll close with the words to a simple song we've been singing, often in rounds, in the evenings:
The sun descends in fiery tone,All alone.The blackbird sings;The day is done.
Tomorrow is summer, so stay tuned! For those who have asked: Yes, I'm having a wonderful time and learning so much!