Today we discussed the making of a new panel called , "I can play it for the school," a comment made by Lila. Using found objects and drawing their ideas, children are designing instruments for anywhere from one to six people or for the "WHOLE SCHOOL."
Yesterday we asked, “How can we make an instrument for the whole school to play?”
Alex - What if we make enough instruments and put them together then we can play at the same time. The sound will come out in different tubes so they’ll all make different noises.
Bruno - Maybe we can glue them all together and play them.
Prater - Do a St. John’s band with instruments all together.
Carl - Let’s make one whole big instrument connected to make the whole school play it.
Cassius - What about we layer the instruments on top so everybody can be up high?
Prater - But mine won’t be stable because remember mine is small.
Lila - What if we get an instrument for the school? I mean the school, not the people in the school.
Joci - Do you mean the building plays it, not the children?
Lila - Yeah. We can make an instrument for the whole school.
Joci - How does that work?
Rose - You plug it in and then somebody plays it.
Lila - They can play it for the school.
Prater - It’s the bell who plays it.
Lila - Somebody can play it. I can play it for the school.
Hadley - We can just like make a big musical instrument that plays by itself. We can drill a hole in the school building and then we could put it in and hot glue it on and then we press a button and will play by itself so like the school building is playing it.
Reflecting back on this conversation at morning meeting today:
Cassius - (referring to Lila's words) Why can only one person play it? It's not fair if only one person plays it.
Ellee - Maybe she's just showing how to play it.
Prater - (referring to Cassius' words about layering the instruments) How would you even get up there? To the bell tower.
Rose - You go to Marley's office and go up to the bell tower.
Prater - What if we put the instrument in here and it's way too big for this classroom and it would break the walls.
Cassius - Because it's going to be as big as a house.
Hadley - We need to measure it. So we'll know how big it will be and we'll know where to put it.
Work began today on Rose's birthday. She told us she would like a heart (her symbol) with a unicorn fairy named Ancho. (From the left) Ellee measures how wide we can make the clay piece so that it fits on the shelf; Jay uses he elbow to flatten the clay; he draws and cuts out a giant heart; Lila, Jay, and Ellee show Jessica the characters from the show "Mia."
Playing our most favorite game, Freeze Tag, on this Spring-like day.
Digging to remove the giant rock that impedes children's running on the playground (some people trip).
Prater - It's a Tucker Room job because we're the strongest.
HAVE AN AWESOME, LONG WEEKEND! HAPPY MLK DAY!