We wonderful time at Picchetti Ranch this week. The peacock was there to greet us most mornings and we tried to sing and talk to him to get him to show his feathers. The kids (and parents!) were thrilled to see his beautiful show of bright green feathers. We celebrated "S" week during circle time being Silly, Smiling and Singing lots of Songs - Spider songs, 3 Green Speckled Frogs and Mr. Sun. We had a nice walk to the pond, stopping to look at the great views along the way. We had so much fun exploring around the pond - several of us saw Pacific/Western newts (we think that is what they were, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taricha for a picture and info). It was amazing how they would come up to the surface and dive below again so quickly. Back at the winery/picnic grounds we had a great snack - crackers, cheese and apple slices. We closed by putting Speckled Frog stickers into our passports and saying goodbye to the peacock on the way back to our cars. One lucky class got to pet the Picchetti pet rabbit and watch it play with (challenge?!) the peacock. Thanks for the great week.
See you at Palo Alto Baylands Nature Center.