There was a range of activities for the children to try out on arrival. The purple sand and shells proved popular once more as did the pumpkin and spoons. They had lots of fun scooping out the seeds and gooey mush from the middle and it smelt nice too. Unfortunately our science experiment did not smell as good. Louis, Ben Archibald and Aaron helped Mrs Black add some yeast (very pongy!) and sugar to warm water in a jug. Leon, Otis, Zara, Jessica and Eilidh Walsh all took turns to give it a good stir and then the mixture was poured into a bottle. The last steps were to place a balloon over the top of the bottle, sit it somewhere sunny and warm and wait for the magic to happen...
Meanwhile Mrs Blain and Mrs Brown gathered the children together for Welcome Time. Today's discussion was regarding trains and safety measures that people take when going to train stations. The children really impressed the teachers with all their good answers, such as not going past the yellow line at the edges of the platforms, always holding hands with an adult and always using walking feet.
It was very exciting when we reached Rutherglen Station and crossed over the bridge. Trains were passing right below us and one driver waved and sounded his horn as he passed by us. The man that worked at the ticket office gave us all special tickets to take home and we were able to watch all the passengers getting on and off the trains.
By the time we reached our destination - the preschool - there was just time for a quick snack of tortilla wraps, cherry tomatoes and apples served up by Mrs Gallagher. Then the children told Mrs Blain and Buddy Bear all the different things they were going to be doing this weekend. Buddy Bear listened to them all and decided that he would like to join Naima and spend his weekend with her. I hope you have lots of fun with Buddy, Naima and don't forget to brush his teeth.
Oh and the science experiment didn't really work - the balloon did not inflate so we will just have to try again next week with some different ingredients!
Have a lovely weekend and don't forget that the clocks go back an hour.