Grace: Where did it come from?
Lou Lou: Let’s look for clues!
The church is replacing their old plaster chandeliers for new metal ones. We decided to bring it into the classroom and see if the children were interested in using it for something and presented it to them last week without telling them anything about where it came from. The children were first amazed and then very curious. What was it made of? Where did it come from? Rowan thought it was a “smaller church”. They debated if it was made of glass, cement, wood, metal or clay. We brought them to the balcony to show them where it came from and the contractor who took down the fixtures was able to answer some of our questions.
Austin scooped water with his hands into a plastic rain gutter then poured the water into a container, then poured that water into a bucket, carried it to the drain and dumped it. Rowan submerged an empty bucket until it filled with water and poured it down the drain. Jossie placed a bucket in the water, then put a tube in the bucket and waited for the water to pour out. Eventually, the children became alarmed at the amount of bubbles in the sink and in the drains and decided that was a more urgent problem that needed to be solved. We noticed the children were working in the same area, but working mostly independently and not communicating their ideas with each other. They were not able to get rid of all the bubbles before we had to go inside but they did have fun and get wet trying.
Rowan: This tube is very useful!
Charlie: Yes cause we need lots of bubbles!
Jossie: The soap clogged the drain! We need to get the bubbles out!
Austin: You can use a stick to crush the bubbles so they cant go down the drain.
Rowan: The bubbles are popping! That’s good! The water is popping them!
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.