We had just started to eat snack, when it grew quiet and we heard noises outside. A few children wondered what the noises were.
Jack: It’s a jackhammer.
Louise (going to the window): It’s a truck. The trucks are back!
Jossie: We didn’t see them for a long time. Now we can see them.
Louise: There’s a dump truck.
Jossie: Lots of trucks.
Louise: They’re building a playground.
Austin: They were going there because something was broken so they taked off the playground. Something broke and now they’re fixing it.
Toniann: What’s that truck there?
Will: It’s a dump truck.
Jossie: A new dump truck.
Jack: A new excavator.
We watched as an excavator filled two dump trucks, and then as each dump truck left the construction site. It appeared there was only the excavator left, then we noticed a small green vehicle that none of us could name. We watched as the truck tried over and over again to pick up a fence, and talked about whether he would give up or keep trying. He did not give up. After he moved the fencing, the truck quickly spun around several times.
Margaret: He’s dancing! He’s dancing!
Lisa: It did look like he was dancing.
Lou Lou (giggling): He did. He’s dancing. He’s dancing to the music.
Then the truck stopped and we noticed a man get out of the truck and walk around the outside, picking up debris and putting it in the scooper by hand.
Lisa: Was the truck dancing on its own? Or was someone making it dance?
Louise: It’s the worker.
We watched the worker for a while. Then he got back in the truck.
Louise: He’s going. He’s going.
Lisa: He’s back in the truck. He’s driving again.
Louise: And him dancing.
We watched the worker drive back and forth with his loads, waiting for him to make the truck dance again.
Lisa: Do you think it’s hard to drive that kind of truck?
Lou Lou: My car is faster.
Lisa: True. Cars move differently. Have you ever seen a car dance like that?
Lou Lou: Cars don’t dance.
Just as we were preparing move on to our next activity, the driver of the green truck drove closer, right up to the fence. We could see him drinking his coffee from a thermos. We wondered if he could see us too. Everyone waved hello to him, then we watched him get out of the truck and walk away, and we waved goodbye, saying “Bye-bye worker!”
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.