Nine boisterous boys and over an hour of unstructured free play.
After a morning of challenges and high temperatures we took off for the creek.
We took the big trucks with us.
And some plastic tubing.
But instead of disaster it was a lovely oasis of calm. Busy, but focused and engaged.
And then we all trooped back to preschool and settled into a more peaceful afternoon.
Heading out into nature isn't a magic solution to all problems, but if Thursday was anything to go by it definitely has rejuvenating qualities for teachers and children alike.
(I feel the need to add that this creek is only ankle deep!)