The past few days Toniann has received flowers and the children just love smelling and looking at them. They are such a beautiful display of color and shape, so it was decided to use them for inspiration in exploring paper today. Tearing was the objective. Austin, Will, Lou Lou and Jack worked with Toniann to achieve the task. Austin enjoyed the process of tearing and made a great contribution to the supply. Lou Lou placed her design first and then after thinking about it went to task with the glue. Will worked whimsically adding his pieces while observing the still life. Will, "Look at that color. It's long. Like this!" Jack preferred applying the curls and rolls technique that he has been practicing from a previous experience.
There were also great moments of sharing and collaboration.
Will walked excitedly over to Austin:
Will: Can I see that?
Austin remains quiet but open in his body language.
Will : Can you show me the sound?
Austin turns toward Will, showing him the object.
Will: How do you make the sound?
Austin: Like this.
Will: Like this. Can I hold it?
Austin: Yeah, but don't break it.
Will: I won't. Wow! Is this how you do it?
Will: Thanks! (Handing the motorcycle back to Austin)
Margaret and Austin made a course for the animals and Austin found out that you can make a circle by placing the 2 blocks (the 2 rectangles with semicircle shapes in the center) together. Jack used the long rectangles as trains and made tracks and bus lines with them. Will and Jack had a long discussion about the trains and what they were doing.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.