This morning, Margaret made a discovery in the outdoor classroom just as we were coming in for meeting. We used this as an opportunity to continue yesterday's discussion about insects. First we read some of the children's words from yesterday's blog. Then we asked them for additional thoughts:
Sally: The bees get nectar, but the butterflies get nectar too.
Leigh: But what if the bees take the butterflies ' nectar?
Will: Bees can sting you.
Rowan: And mosquitoes can sting you.
Jack: And yellow jackets.
Will: And the bees make honey inside the hive, and they bring it to people and they put it in jars.
Austin: The bees' tongues stick out. They suck out the nectar, then they fly to the bee hive.
Elle: Butterflies just drink the nectar. But bees bring back the nectar and chew it and spit it out and make yellow honey.
Margaret: Bees get nectar from inside the flowers. They make yellow honey and make a house out of the honey.
Rachael noticed that during this discussion, friends listened to each other echoing and expanding ideas, adding new information in the process, so that we're all building knowledge and developing big ideas together.
We did not figure out what this little creature is, but we did make it a cozy resting place out of flower petals. Get comfortable, friend, while we unravel this mystery…
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.