First there was a story from one of our wonderful local story tellers. She told an African tale, but made it local by including the Pobblebonk frog, the theme of the story was that everything is connected. I am amazed how much Kate can put to memory, she weaved a wonderful tale and had the children mesmerised.
Then the classes split into two groups.
One group went on a nature walk and talked about deciduous plants and what was happening this time of year in the garden.
The second group made winter solstice lanterns.
Students chose a few Autumn leaves
They stuck these onto recycled glass jars with PVA, the less crunchy ones were best.
Some kids didn't like the feel of the glue and struggled with keeping their leaves on, so having a couple of parent helpers was definitely handy. It was a great problem solving activity.
After the leaves were stuck down tissue paper was placed over the whole jar and also glued with PVA. The jars will wait in our ecoshed until the evening of the Winter Solstice when we will have a bonfire to celebrate.
They look much prettier lit up.
It is proving to be the most magical Autumn.