March was hectic with all of the crazy weather, but we still managed to get a lot done! The Willow students have been excitedly studying different aspects of South America, from various animals to different cultures. They each want to make a display to showcase their research.
We had a visit from a familiar friend for a couple of weeks. Lois Sancho is from Spain and has come to The Children’s Tree the last couple of years, for a few weeks each while visiting Old Saybrook.
The children have been learning different water color techniques and worked hard on their watercolor submission to the silent auction. We also managed (despite some cold weather!) a trip to Turtle Creek Nature Preserve, where we saw many hemlock and beech trees and explored the coastline. The class loved the trip to Dinosaur State Park, where they saw dinosaur footprints and learned about how they were preserved. This was followed by a nice hike through the woods, where they saw lots of local plants and even animals!