In our morning circle time we shared a favourite place of ours at the Mill and why we liked it, here are some of the place that were chosen. It was so lovely to get out and go for a walk together to start off our day and lovely to be let in on their favourites spots.
We have been learning about two parts of the brain, the pre-frontal cortex which we are calling the Wise Old Owl and the amygdala which we are calling the guard dog of the brain. We are learning the benefits of spending some time in the day being mindful and practising strengthening our Wise Old Owl by focusing on our breathing for a few minutes at the end of our day. We are learning that our thoughts and feelings don't have to own us. More to come on this to come...
We added some hooks to the mud kitchen and made some plans to make some signs saying Kitchen and Cafe open and Cafe closed.
It was great to have Dean with us this morning and lead a session on planning our Christmas event. He facilitated the children writing their own Christmas song and performing it with the wonderful beat of the djembe with Dean. They also got creative making some advent calendars.
Lewella's Birthday - Happy Birthday Lewella! It was great to spend the day with you and celebrate you with cake and words of acknowledgement. We love your smile, your friendship, your thoughtfulness and gentle sensitivity, your animation work, you as a sister and your beautiful voice. Glad you liked the gluten, flour free and low sugar cake!!