Today, we continued to explore outer space. At morning meeting, we shared the drawings and theories that were generated during class yesterday. We emphasized how well the children had illustrated their ideas without worrying too much about precision or accuracy in their drawings and talked about how outer space was a great subject for this kind of expressive drawing. The children's relatively abstract drawings were beautiful, captivating, and really did communicate their thoughts and feelings.
The idea of this fun, free, immediate style of drawing was very exciting to the children and Joslin observed, "Space is like scribble-scrabble. It's wild!" The children produced many more drawings today. They also built and flew spaceships, and built a galaxy in the construction area. This could be the start of a very exciting area of inquiry.