I told a variation of a story, written by Louise Erdrich , called Grandmother’s Pigeon . The story evokes wonder and magic. A wise and wonderful elder encourages children to embrace, learn and be inspired from the mysteries of life.
We practiced sitting very still and quietly in a group as a way to study birdlife. Afternoons we painted with acrylic on canvas board. Tuesday the undercoat, Wednesday the under-painting and Thursday color/form and details.
In math the chipmunks are still learning about the concept of place values and putting lots of attention towards organizing addition and subtraction of 2-dgiit numbers into columns. Squirrels are working with same concept and organization of 3, 4 and 5-digit numbers.