First days are special for lots of reasons. They can be filled with challenges, tenderness, wonder, and joy--sometimes all at the same time. This morning Jack was a little sad. Knowing he loves trains, his teachers and friends joined him in the building area, enthusiastically building a railroad network. Everyone joined in the train-building fun.
Then we played a train video. Charlie was the first to notice the train sounds. Others joined him to investigate. The children were fascinated by the colors, the motion, the sounds. They recalled family train rides and real life trains they had seen as they went between watching trains and building layouts for trains.
Will: A sounding train.
Jack: I see a train.
Will: A bell, A close.
Will: I like one.
Grace: Choo Choo! Lots. See me! Look! Start! Start.
Leigh: Doing the bell
Grace: Look, Choo Choos.
Will: A choo choo.
Will: The Choo Choo. Three minutes.
Grace: Choo Choo. Choo Chooo!
Will: Its in the picture.
After we stopped filming, the discussion continued...
Grace: The tracks.
Will: Seeing the end. Its going backwards.
Charlie: Its not working. Its working!
Grace: A whistle!
Will: A whistle!
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.