Wednesday, March 08, 2006
We got the clay out at Playcentre (the dough was sticky & my playdough never works!). It was fantastic (I made a nice pinch pot too). I modelled for Katya how to make pinch pots & she came up with a couple of stunning efforts. While busy creating a mum came with some freshly picked English Lavender - mmm it smelt so nice! We put some into our clay creations along with other natural 'found' materials like shells & drift wood. The concentration that went into this creating was amazing. Katya worked here for at least an hour - Ethan came and went but still put lots of concentration in for an almost three year old boy.
Ethan kind of made a slab in which he made lots of imprints then poked in some different materials including the lavender. He then put another slab on top & declared "sandwich". Our creations are now drying on top of the puppet theatre - maybe we'll put some paint/varnish on them - maybe not - they are a bit fragile as is though & I wouldn't want to put them in a kiln as we don't know how many air bubbles are in there.
A mum brought in some gorgeous cards today as a possible fundraiser for our centre - they were fantastic- she paints pictures on mini canvasses & has had some printed onto cards - most beautiful!
Our centre celebrates 50 years this year - 50 years of Playcentre in Queenstown - how to celebrate this is the question at the moment.
I love Playcentre - I love that I work there, I love that parents get the chance to be there with thier children too & I love that I get to know so many children and adults in our community through my job - I also love that I get to work with my own pre-schoolers and see them as great learners and be able to foster and encourage their interests to extend their understandings and skills.
Posted by Lara at 10:34 pm