Thursdays are called Tasty Thursdays in our classroom and children are always excited for the day because they get to make yummy treats with Angela. So far this year children made smoothies, granola cookies, hot chocolate, apple cookies, muddy buddies and this week fruit salad. Children's tasks include cutting the fruit, measuring out and mixing the ingredients and of course eating! Usually children prepare the food during the activities time and eat at our scheduled snack or lunch time, but this week we decided to go out for a picnic to enjoy our special treat. We went for a short walk around the school's campus and stopped at the grassy area to enjoy the picnic and the sunshine. After children were done eating they looked for nature's treasures and each found a pinecone to bring back. Later that day we took some time to reflect on our little outing.
What do you think about the walk and the picnic we had today?
Landon: We bring the pinecones to our classroom.
Scarlett: It was fun!
Landon: It was not fun, it was bad!
Marta: Why do you say that Landon? I had fun and Scarlett thinks it was fun.
Landon: Because it was long walk.
Matty: Good. There was Sheryl from the parking!
(Sheryl, our parking attendant happened to walk through the campus while we were picnicking)
Arlo: Pretty good.
Amaya: It was good.
Bradley: I like strawberry, I like fruit salad.
Scarlett: I like fruit salad.
Nora: I like the fruit salad.
Nalini: I love fruit salad, we were sitting and we got some pinecones after that.
We all had a good time and it just seems fair to add the picnics to our weekly Tasty Thursday routine.
Cutting the fruit for the salad