Many friends showed us their gardens when we went on home visits and Lou Lou suggested we make a garden in the classroom. To begin our research, we took to the streets of Georgetown and went on a garden walk. The children were given cameras and clip boards to record their experience. They noticed flowers, urns, statues of of rabbits, birds, a turtle and fox. They also noticed different types of berries and "small apples". We will continue our garden explorations so we can begin to build our own; please let us know if there are any near by gardens that catch your eye.
Leigh brought in her collection of shells to share with the class. Many of her shells were painted with rainbow stripes and Will noticed one with a painted tree. Leigh told us the story of when she collected her shells at the beach in a purple bucket with her mom while baby Reidy stayed in the house with Natalie. Offering the children the opportunity to share their stories seems to foster a sense of pride and reminds them part of the reason their collection is special is because of them memories they hold.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.