This morning we continued our exploration of clay and wooden blocks, and several friends got right to work, even before morning meeting. While some friends worked on Margaret's birthday gift in the studio, others continued at the clay table, developing creative new uses for the wooden construction blocks. We used them as tools to pound the clay into flat slabs, and we ornamented them with small pieces of clay. We even brought in airplanes, using them both as part of the physical structures and as part stories we developed about the planes and towers. Today there was no slipping or scoring, but there was a lot of mushing, pounding, poking, stacking, twisting and anything else we could do with our hands and minds.
In dramatic play, we invented new and more complex airplane adventures. Austin and Will were ready for takeoff when ballerinas Louise and Lou Lou, dressed up for their performance, asked for a ride to the show. When the pilots explained theirs was a jet plane that could not take passengers, the ballet dancers needed help. Margaret and Charlie decided to create their own passenger plane so that they could give the ballerinas a lift. After fashioning themselves some steering mechanisms, they were off to New York!
At singalong, we discovered that the other classrooms love partner dancing as much as we do. It was fun to laugh, sing, and cut a rug with all our St. John's friends and families and a great way to end the week. Have a wonderful weekend!
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.