Wednesday, 20 March 2013

When is the Real Spring Getting Here?

Today marked the first day of Spring in the northern hemisphere.  Since coming back from our March Break, we have been discussing the characteristics of each season with the children during circle.  The children would look at the calendar and count the 'sleeps' until the arrival of the first day of Spring.  Today, the wait was finally over.  Unfortunately, the first day of Spring looked identical to the last day of Winter.

First Day of Spring 2013

This left the children quite puzzled.  Why is the grass still covered with snow?  Where are the flowers and the birds?  Why is it still so cold?  Why is it snowing?

We were all hoping against hope that the first day would look something like it did last year.

First Day of Spring 2012

One of our 4 1/2 year olds was so disappointed that she asked her mom "When is the real Spring getting here?"  It is a question we would all like to know the answer to.

For now, we will continue to make the best of what the weather has in store for us.

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