Abby shares her Nickel
Maisie: Why did you choose to bring this in?
Abby: because it's special and my mommy and daddy Wanted me to bring it in
Caleb: metal actually can break
Abby: but this kind of metal it can break
Caleb: All kinds of metal can melt actually
Abby: Elena try and break it. Elena now give it to James [children pass it around]. Elena, What is your idea?
Elena: It’s breakable on hard wood
Abby: yeah, it is breakable on hard wood
Elena: Like the coffee table
Abby: yeah try to break it Lily
James: I bent it
Cate: um, Abby, giants aren’t even real so I dont think a giant can break it because giants don't even exist
James/Caleb: that's right Cate
Cate: You can draw a giant
Lily: And you can make a giant out of clay
James: or make it out of paper!
Caleb: or paint it!
James: or make it out of plastic!
Hugh: Pennies are made out of steel not metal, Steel is metal that's made out of first still has to be poured fire makes steel so first fire then it's flattened out by a... I'm talking about steel and metal those are too kind of metal but steel is different than metal how they make it first still has to get poured into a bucket like a fire and then it comes out all flattened out in a big plant of cement
Abby: You can say this after it's good for you to pause a little because then you can like say it after and then you can say it the other day
Hugh: Yeah, im done
Will: But like, metal is like you can't break
Caleb: yes you can it can melt
James: yes thats right, but you can also bend metal, right?
Caleb: and break it. And by ripping it with your hand! No! Tin foil!
James: Tinfoil you can rip!
Caelb: it’s lighter than paper
Cate: Tin foil is not metal
Hugh: no, its so soft, i’ve seen tin foil
Cate: I could just cut it with a knife
Caelb: I could cut it with my fingers
James: I could cut it with my teeth!
Will: and it’s like a guitar string, it’s made out of that
Abby: you share first and then you try to break that
Tommy: I know who could break that, my dad once breaked a building made out of metal
Cate: yeah, the window
Tommy: The whole building was made out of metal
James: no that's right, you can't break a building that's made out of metal
Tommy: but you know that my dad could lift the table out of my house
James: what was the table made out of
Tommy: wood really really really really heavy wood
Allison: It looks like Abby brought in a coin and it looks like Cate brought in a coin, has anybody noticed any differences between the two coins?
Maisie: Cate’s is brown and Abby’s is...
Lily: Abby’s is white
Maisie: no, silver
Caleb: And it’s bigger
Allison: Abby’s is bigger and Cate’s is smaller?
Cate: That’s because, Mine is a coin and abby’s isn’t a coin
Hugh: Yes it is
Cate: no it isn’t, I’ve seen this before and mine is the difference
Tommy: Abby has a penny
James: it has the white house on it
Cate: see the differences,
Tegan: can i see the differences?
Cate: i’ve seen both of these before, I have them in my money purse
Caleb: I have millions!
Cate: They both look different right Abby, mine has a man and yours has something else. It has this and it has this and this one…
James: turn it around the other way, let me show you what’s on it...on the other side...it’s the treasury building!
Cate: Abby’s is a nickel! Mine is a coin!
Allison: Do you know the name of the coin, Cate?
Cate: yup, these are called coins...
Caleb: No that’s a penny
Cate: and that’s called a nickel!
Caleb: No, a nickel is a coin and there’s also more like dollars and pennies
Cate: No it isn’t Caleb
James: whatever Caleb says I actually believe
Caleb: Metal is money and pennies are the small kind like what Cate has
Cate: Nickels and pennies are totally different. They are exactly the same, they are exactly different. Because Abby…. show your nickle, please, they both go on flat, but they both...come back and they both look exactly, exactly different.
"Do you know what the store was called?" asks Will
Melanie: where you got it?
Will: where did your mom and dad get it?
Abby: They got it from a different kind of store
Will: But what was the name?
Abby: It was called a store
Elena: But what was the name?
Caleb: of the store
Cate: What we think you’re saying is it’s name is ‘store,’ the store’s name is ‘store’
Tegan: Where did your parents buy it?
Abby: They got it at the store... it was a grocery store that has little big carts and little carts and it’s where my mom and dad get groceries, and there was this [nickle] on the ground and I found it and I don’t have other ones because they got lost. They are in my wallet but there’s some of them in my wallet but I can’t find my wallet so I can't find them…
Cate: If you can’t find your wallet then you cant find them!