Friday, May 27, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
We were gifted earlier this year with boxes of natural wooden geometric shapes. I rarely ever say no to gifts like this. I knew they would be wonderful additions to our shelves and that we would be able to do beautiful extensions of the sensorial work we have already presented. This basket in particular has wooden triangles and tiny cubes (like the smallest pink tower cube).
It's no secret that I love to sew. I present this work as soon s I can. As soon as the child is ready. I love the sense of Community that sewing brings to our classroom. I love how children come and go from the sewing table and how they will stop to help a friend fix a stitch or untangle their work if they need help. I love how supportive they are with their peers and the pride they take in their work. I added the ribbon to this work to make the name banner and the children helped sew the buttons on. It feels kind of bittersweet as I wrap up these projects with my children leaving me after this year. It really is hard not to get attached. I have a family leaving Maple Tree after seven years this year and it really is hard to think about saying goodbye. Anyway, its been a wonderful working week and I feel lucky to have experienced it. ~m