Happy Birthday, Charlie!
We celebrated Charlie's 3rd school birthday this morning. The birthday committee presented Charlie with a collection of watercolors representative of the stars and moon in the sky. Charlie was thrilled to have his big sister Willa there to help him blow out the birthday candle. The celebration continued at snack where friends enjoyed chocolate, vanilla and strawberry mini-cupcakes!
An elaborate rocket ship dramatic play script unfolded in the construction area this morning. It began with the projection of two pilots in a cockpit. Austin commented, "It's not an airplane, it's a rocket." Friends shared their experience with rocket ships, and offered questions and theories as to how they operate:
Will: This is the gas. I'm an astronaut too. I'm Nick.
Kate: Who's Nick?
Will: Me. Nick is a rocket Nick. I'm a rocket Nick. He's an astronaut too.
Austin: I watch Eli a lot. It has a little rocket ship and it goes up and Eli can go on the moon. We are all going to the moon. Right, Will? In the same rocket.
Austin: Why does it (the rocket) go straight up? Airplanes go up and then this way (makes a straight line with his hand).
Will: That's me in that one. You're in that one, Austin?
Austin: We're in the whole rocket.
Jack: I think I know about rocket ships.
Austin: Why does it make that noise?
Will: Look, a rainbow! The rocket made a rainbow.
Austin: We're going fast.
Louise: (sees astronauts on the screen) Why are they floating?
Austin: Space is where God is not high. God is higher than me.
Jack: God makes everyone happy and love each other. I see earth. Earth is where we live. I know about earth, not about rocket ships. Just earth and volcanoes.
Austin: We need a gas 'spedal' for the end of the rocket. And controls. What about a poddy?
Jossie and Louise enter
Jossie: We're in space!
Louise: Let's hold hands.
Jossie: We're in space and we have to hold hands. We have to drive home! The babies! (Jossie and Louise bring the babies back on to the rocket).
Austin: Fire makes smoke. Right, Jossie?
Will: Right, Lou Lou?
Lou Lou: Yes.
Will: Smoke is coming out of the rocket. Smoke makes a rainbow!
Austin: (looking at the controls) The smoke is at a 7.
Will: We did 8. 7 is fire.
In the studio today, children met to interview Lou Lou for her upcoming birthday celebration. After the interview, friends explored weaving materials, easel painting and some finished glazing clay pieces.
We had another wonderful week in the Brown Room. Have a great weekend!
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.