Spring has sprung and the children are full of enthusiasm. Our silkworms are growing rapidly and need fresh leaves and a cleaned box every day. Ren decided to hammer some air holes into the lid and, despite his initial reluctance to use the big ‘grandfather hammer’, he managed it it very well and showed great determination and hand-eye coordination.
Sahara is showing our silkworms to her Grandma Kay, who lives in New Zealand and has never seen them before. Everyone joins in cleaning out the box, showing great care and gentleness when handling our little pets.
I brought in my spinning wheel and some parents gave it a go while others watched on. It does take a bit of practise to master!
Some of the children got very excited about making a Fathers' Day card and the table had to be moved into the middle of the room to fit them all in.
Finally, it was time to sit down for songs, stories and juicy fruit. We always have a great team of helpers getting the table ready for morning tea and serving the fruit.
Nixie, Winter, Leilei and Ivy are cleaning the table after making our crunchy buns, with lots of bubbles to make our table sparkle and shine. What a busy morning we've had have and now it is time to rest.