In these first three weeks the children have been busy at play, building boats and houses and stores, being kitty-cats and going fishing, having trick-or-treat, making phone calls, painting and cutting and gluing, learning each others’ names (and names of family members!), and doing lots of giggling together. There have been lots of new experiences as well – grinding grains of wheat into flour and baking bread, making pesto, harvesting concord grapes and cooking them into juice, pulling up carrots, tasting new flavors in the garden (kale! nasturtium flowers!), and sitting at the table for the whole lunchtime.