It was pretty cold and wet outside today, so we decided to explore the building instead of going outside. We started with Blake Hall—we walk through it almost every day, but we haven't really spent time there. The children were excited to check it out. Later when we got to Bake Hall, the children immediately noticed the large windows facing the construction site across the street. We were curious about what we could see and whether things looked different from this perspective. At first, it seemed the window would be too high to see out of. Then the children discovered a ledge under the window that was just the right height and depth to watch safely with a teacher standing right behind them. We didn’t spend a lot of time, but we made some observations.
Louise: It’s picking up the trees.
Leigh: That's the same truck. I see that same truck.
Austin: They broke it. They’re digging it up and they’re making another one.
Will: It’s the excavator. It’s the excavator. It’s digging so deep. They’re gonna make a new one.
We ran a few laps around Blake Hall and checked out the grand piano. Then we headed over to the other side of the building to visit the nave and sanctuary. The children wound their way through the pews and sat for a moment contemplating their surroundings. Then we went to the sanctuary, where one group of children explored the organ while others noticed the pipes. Austin asked, “What are those? Why are they so big?” Lisa explained that the pipes are connected to the organ. Austin then asked, “Does it make a loud noise?” We decided we’d have to come back during organ practice. On the way out, we noticed another great perspective for viewing the construction site. We only had time for a quick peek, but we’ll definitely be back!
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.