Carl received a pirate ship complete with canons and cannon balls, two sails with jolly rogers, a crow's nest, black flag, and a skull and cross bones figurehead. There's also a treasure chest filled with jewels and the special "fire ruby."
Thank you to Helen Sale who came in to share her family's holiday tradition of making Christmas cards.
Below is a conversation about sound from yesterday that Joci and Jen had with four children. Before this conversation, we had asked them if there is a difference between music and sound and all agreed that they were the same. During backwards day, we had collected objects on the playground that made sounds so perhaps sound was foremost in their minds.
Bruno, Ellee, Hadley, Willa
(Children making sounds with found objects.)
Jen - Is there always noise and sound? Is there anywhere there isn’t sound?
Joci - Melanie told us about the Christmas tree that fell down in her mother’s house.
Hadley - If a christmas tree falls down, it doesn’t make any sound.
Joci - She said that her mother wasn’t sure if when it fell down it make a sound.
Hadley - Because you’re not there or you don’t hear it.
Ellee - If a house is nearby and it’s really big, you can hear it.
Joci - What if there’s no house nearby?
Ellee - It can still make a loud sound if it’s really big. Even it’s light, it would make a sound.
Joci - Is there anywhere that doesn’t make a sound?
Bruno - Sixteen hundred years ago people were not even born. There was just dinosaurs. But there was noise because they stomped.
Ellee - Dinosaurs said, “Roar.”
Joci - What about before dinosaurs?
Bruno - We were monkeys (makes noise).
Joci - And before that?
Bruno - We were cavemen.
Joci - Before that?
Ellee - There was quiet.
Bruno - Because no one was around town.
Joci - What if you were on a mountain? Jen, you take trips into the woods a lot. Do you hear noises around you?
Jen - The wind makes a sound.
Bruno - Wind is everywhere.
Joci - Anything else in our world that makes sounds?
Bruno - Chickens (makes clucking sound)
Hadley - Whistling
Ellee - Rain and snow
Hadley - Humming
Joci - Does snow make noise?
Ellee - No
Hadley - On Friday, snow is coming.
Jen - Maybe you could listen to the snow.
Joci - And if it rains tonight - there’s 100% chance - do you think you could do some homework and listen to the rain?
Ellee - Then I would be sleeping on the job. Because we stayed up all night.
Joci - Do you hear the rain fall on the roof at night when you’re lying in bed?
Hadley - I hear it.
Joci - What does it sound like?
(Willa makes sound with fingers on table)
Hadley - It’s like this (makes sound on table).
Bruno - It doesn’t even sing.
Hadley - Bruno you have very silly ideas
Ellee - I heard fireworks instead of thunder. I thought it was thunder but it was fireworks.
Jen - Sometimes you hear a sound and you think it’s something different from what it really is.
Willa - I heard thunder and I just didn’t know what it was.
Joci - Why do some people not like thunder?
Ellee - It’s scary. I don’t like lightening and sometimes thunder means lightening.
Hadley - I like both of them.
Jen - Dogs don’t like thunder either.
Joci - What is it about thunder that makes people and dogs scared?
Willa - Because it’s loud.
Joci - How does that make you feel?
Ellee - Overwhelmed. And surprised.
MORE TO COME . . .