The day started with meeting and during sharing Cisco and Louise talked about their day yesterday at the women's lacrosse game: Georgetown University's Hoyas against the UCONN Huskies. Cisco asked, "What did we shout out, Louise?" Louise called out, "Go Hoyas!" Lucy also joined us for morning meeting, which was a treat for Jack and us all.
Then on to plans Austin, Will, Charlie, and Louise sewed in the studio. Building on the knowledge and experience they all have in sewing at this point we launched into new territory. We were learning how to make big stitches and small stitches and exploring the ability to make a design. We thought about choices in fabrics, threads, and needles. Thinking about the thicknesses of the different threads and the sizes of the eyes of the different needles. All important considerations!
The light table was filled with friendship, joy and exciting happy tall structures. The table in dramatic play was pulled out and a festive meal developed. Lou Lou was busy cooking and preparing the food to eat. She thought about ingredients, the size of the bowls and pots for her portions. Grace, Jossie and Leigh were at the party discussing their food. Will and Austin enjoyed making shapes on the peg board together. They were taking turns, building and layering the rubber bands. Jack, Charlie and Margaret enjoyed an airplane story together. They passed two airplanes out to each person and negotiated, which airplanes that they wanted and then developed a story together. The airplanes were flying up and down a runway (the platform) and then landing on the water.
At the clay table, we continued to explore texture and structure with clay and wooden blocks. Today we cut the clay bricks into different sizes and shapes. Jack built a boat and a milking machine, and Jossie and Margaret built towers both very large and very small in scale. At the end of the day, the sky looked threatening so instead of going outside we decided to stay in and do some partner dancing. It was wonderful just being together.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.