Collecting Our Addresses Inspires the Idea for an Address Book
There was a lot of interest in making an address book as recently suggested by the children. So, we began the work.
What is the big book of addresses that you suggested Tommy?
Tommy: So we could, well I think I’m going to tell you what letters we could add to it. It’s a like to look at somebody’s address, if the giant book address book is the problem (?) you need.
So if we want to look up somebody's address, how will we know whose address is whose?
Tommy: Writing their addresses and putting their symbols on.
Tegan: And putting their names on.
Cate: We could um we could just take these off and put them in the book.
Maisie: If you’ve been to that persons house before you saw the address then you could know whose house is whose.
What if you haven't been to the house before what will you need?
Maisie: Oh you could just ask the parents or send a text to everyone’s house and then you could make a list of everyone’s house…
Hugh: We could put our addresses message that we brought in.
Abby: Addresses can be like books and books can be like addresses. We can put some frogs on it [the book].
Does Ribbit need and address? What's his address? Where does Ribbit live?
Vivienne: At the school!
Creating a Cover for the Address Book
Elena, Vivienne, and Lily work on making a list of friends who do not have an address message. Vivienne first stamped all the symbols onto a paper and then found there was not enough room for a check mark. A solution to this was to switch to our "magic list" form to allow more space. Then they worked together to identify whose name and address was there - most of which was done from visual memory recognition of each friend's collected address card. Lily and Vivienne also helped each other to write check marks.
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