Today at morning meeting, Austin wanted to show us a magic trick: “I’ve got something up my sleeve.” He searched for the right object to use until he found a gold bead. After he put it up his sleeve, it disappeared somewhere inside his jacket. It just disappeared…ta dah!
In the classroom children worked on collages. The glitter and glue were indulgent. It was exciting for them to watch the glue ooze out and make pools on the paper. The next stage: adding glitter! Shaking out the glitter and covering the base. Then with much surprise to everyone the glitter would only stay where there was glue. We would pick them up and the glitter not attached by glue would slide off. The work created was very thoughtful and are still a work in progress.
In the studio, one group of children glazed some of the clay pieces they’ve built—many of which just came out of the kiln yesterday. Another group worked on organizing the rocks and other natural materials we’ve been collecting from the outdoor classroom, examining the rocks, taking photos, grouping them, and labeling the categories. Louise and Austin developed categories including “Chocolate” “White Gold” and “Rainbow Rock Star.” Austin grouped one set of rocks inn different shapes and sizes, saying “These are all in a group because they’re fun.”
Rowan decided to take his camera to other parts of the studio and into the classroom to document friends and the work happening, and others joined him. Jossie worked with Jack and Kian to stage a photo shoot with the train set, saying, “I need to take a picture of this. Now move that there. That needs to come this way.”
Here are four images each taken by Austin, Grace, Jossie and Rowan:
Outside at the end of the day, Jack invited everyone to take a trip on his sailing ship. Kian joined him as captain of a second ship and they shuttled their friends to places near and far.
Elle: Where are we going?
Jack: To the air and space museum.
Sam: I’m going to sleep here in the dining car.
Jack: It’s not a train. It’s a ship.
Sam: Okay in the dining room.
Jack: Who wants to go on the sailboat? We’re sailing on the water.
Kian: I’m going to Florida.
Jack: I’m going to the zoo. But I can’t stay at the zoo. I have to steer the ship.
Elsewhere in the outdoor classroom, lots of friends joined Marley in spreading out the bales of hay in the sandbox. Everyone was determined and worked very hard. Sally asked, “Who made this mess?” to which the children and Marley replied, “We did!” What a wonderful day!
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.