It was a very busy day. In the Brown Room studio, we continued our paper exploration by manipulating strips of paper in different colors and textures. We used our hands and tools to fold, crease, and roll the paper, creating lots of interesting shapes. Margaret recognized triangle, circle and square shapes in the paper as she folded it. Manipulating paper this way is hard work and takes lots of fine motor strength. It also takes a lot of practice and patience. We’re building all of these skills in the course of our paper exploration.
Down the hall, other Brown Room friends were building relationships (among other skills) in the Tucker Room. Will worked beside Bruno while Elle worked alongside Jay to create beautiful watercolor paintings. Later, Ellee and Lou Lou worked together on a partner painting while Tucker Room children and teachers helped Will to create a large easel painting before he took the Tucker Room construction area by storm. The Tucker Room children shared their knowledge with their Brown Room friends, helping them to select brushes and find just the right paint colors, and by demonstrating techniques they have learned over the years. They also learned by observing the Brown Room children's uninhibited creativity and playful imagination. Everyone has loved these collaborative exchanges and the friendships that are developing in the process.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.