For a week or so, the Tucker Room children have been gathering sounds around St. Johns. We are always finding interesting sounds - the creaking of a door, the tapping of shoes, etc. The sounds are being recorded on teachers' phones and collected on the program Garageband. Today, we asked the children to listen closely to sounds we've already recorded and paint the ideas that came from each sound. In the following clip you'll hear three sounds and you'll see the painting that corresponds.
First painting: Grace heard this noise and called it a "whistle". She drew a long slide whistle with high pitched noises coming out of each end, represented as zig zags. She said the yellow paint "shows the lines where to go". Prater assisted in adding the yellow to the margin between zig zag lines.
Second Painting: Lucy and Ellee heard this noise and said it was a mouse who was screeching because he got hurt from falling off a ledge. Ellee said, "He fell off a really sharp mountain." Lucy said, "At the top of the mountain there's a hole he fell into. It was a snowy mountain." Near the bottom left of the painting is the mouse, next to some cheese, sitting under the ledge. In the top right corner is the screech itself.
Third Painting: Jay and Mac heard this crunching sound. Mac said he thought it might be a "rat eating nuts". They used acorns as a reference to make a large light brown nut. Jay worked meticulously on the different grey colors of the rat's legs and face.