,We were also hard at work this past week building flying machines to carry our flowers and ornaments to the top of the classroom tree (for more on this, see the post on April 24). We began the week with each designer building his or her own ship, but it became clear after a couple of days we needed to form teams and combine our ideas so that everyone would have an opportunity to build and because we can help each other and bring even more creativity and problem solving through collaboration. So far, the approaches to building have been very different: Austin has been working to build a sturdy structure, sawing and nailing wooden planks to make a box, to which he plans to attach other parts. Jack, Charlie, and Kian have all helped Austin at various points. Margaret began with a small but solid base and worked diligently to attach set of stable wings. She has now joined with Jossie and they are working on designing a propeller. Rowan selected and cylindrical body and worked to solve the problem of attaching wheels. Sam was working to assemble various metal parts but was also really interested in wheels, so the two decided to work as a team. We’ll continue the work next week (and beyond) and are all excited to watch it evolve.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.