Friday, August 8, 2014

Let's Park by the Coyotes!

What's the "Point"?

On this lovely Friday morning, the PRINTS students had an outing to the Coyote Point Park. We contacted parents to give us a ride to the park just a few miles away from our school. It is a treat for us to go to other play grounds that have other play structures and swings for us to explore. Both Children's House and Elementary joined together for this excursion. Let us show you how we have fun at the park! 

First, we sat along the bench as our teacher called our names to make sure we don't leave anyone behind. It'd be unfortunate if one of our classmates didn't get to go to the park with us.
We were then divided into different groups for the short car ride.
"Alright, let's line up with your chaperon."
All buckled up and ready to go! One day, I won't have to sit in a car seat..but for now, I'll just enjoy the view from up here.
I seem to be in a complex situation here. Here I am discovering how to explore the negative space in this structure.
Can you guess what kind of animal I'm sitting on? Because I can't see what it is from this angle.
Shhh! Don't tell anyone we're hiding here! There isn't much room left here.
"Oh, you found me! Guess I have to come out now..." 
How high can you swing? 
Not very...
The moment before the epic slide...

You may think that we all look very sad, but don't be mistaken; we had a lot of fun! 
(We just don't want to leave just yet...)

August 1, 2014 - Children's House & Elementary, San Mateo

Thursday, August 7, 2014

All Natural Desserts for Everyone

The Community Popsicles

In order to compliment the hot summer days, the Elementary students make their own all natural popsicles. We take the fruits that we grow in the garden and turn them into a delicious icy dessert. This season, we have a lot of strawberries and oranges. We puréed the strawberries and juiced the oranges.
Next, we poured in the juices into the popsicle molds.

We made sure that the popsicle sticks were securely in and the mold was filled to the top before we put them into the freezer. They should be ready about 1-2 hours!

This is my first popsicle made by my upper-classmates. I must hold it with two hands so that I don't drop it!

After the first experience, I am now a professional popsicle eater. I can devour this delicious frozen good with only one hand! Mmmm, it's so good! ~Om nom nom nom~

 Although sharing is caring, of course we had to save some for ourselves! The satisfaction of eating something that we grew and prepared ourselves makes the popsicle taste even better! (Especially in this hot summer weather.) Better finish it before it melts away!

Nido & Elementary, San Mateo

Friday, August 1, 2014

Is it time for lunch yet? We're hungry!

Behind the Scenes: Lunch Time

Everyday before lunch, we take turns setting up the community lunch table. We set enough placements for every student in the classroom.

Here, I am carefully matching the cup onto the designated area marked on the table cloth. I have to make sure everyone has all the utensils so that we can have a joyful lunch period.

Before lunch, we must wash our hands. I chose not to wash my hands at the sink because at the hand washing area, I can enjoy the essence of the water and the act of washing my hands. I can feel the water running across my skin as I pour water onto each hand. Next time you wash your hands, see if you can notice and feel the sensation of the water and skin contact!

Infant Community, San Mateo