As we have been discussing the many ways of telling a story, most recently reading wordless books, today we watched a Charlie Chaplin silent movie. Hadley – He got locked in the lion cage and then this lady came and un-trapped him and he climbed up the poster and swinged down and . . . The End. Melanie – Why weren’t there any words in the movie? Cassius – If he didn’t use any words then he wouldn’t wake up the lion. Melanie – Yeah, so he had to show you everything with his body, right? Joci - Could we make a silent movie? Jay – We could take a picture for our parents and scare them while they sleep.
Watch the children's reactions while they anticipated Chaplin's next moves.
In Dramatic Play today, a rock band prepared for their tour and boarded an airplane to Tennessee.
Alex - We’re going to Tennessee. Are you a different airplane driver sir? Mac - Going to the city! Jay – Load it up! Alex - Can we get in the plane sir? Jay – No, it’s already gone. Alex – (to Mac and Ellee) We have to wait our turn in line to go on the plane. Come on Ellee, we’re the rock stars. Melanie - Are the musicians on the plane? Jay - We ran out of fuel. Alex - This is my luggage carrier. (puts guitar in hollow block) Let’s get on the plane. Melanie – Where are you going? Alex – Tennessee to play music. Bye-bye. Melanie – Wait, what songs will you play when you get there? Ellee – This Land is Your Land.
Carl – Guys, we can fit more music [on the plane]. Alex – So long, farewell. Mac – Go in zig-zag mode. Jay – I have 20 gallops of fuel. Alex – We’re going to Chatanooga. We’re 90 minutes away (timer in hand).
Maya checks in the mirror to make sure her clay eye accurately mimics the natural shape of her eye.
Bruno's birthday committee went back into the studio to make two new clay "Bud" heads after learning that a the originals exploded in the kiln.
When Grace learned that Lucy's self-portrait clay head had also met its demise in the kiln, she generously and lovingly made a new one for Lucy. Grace - Don't worry, Lucy. Some of the Buds' heads broke, too.