It was a day of thoughtful exploration and in the outdoor classroom. Lots of friends practiced riding bikes, directing traffic, and sorting out traffic jams. In the process they worked together to manipulate the bikes and trikes and solve logistical problems. Maybe because we’re thinking about and closely observing outdoor spaces, Sally noticed the bird house and wondered if the birds were inside. This led us to think about the time of year we saw the birds hatch last year, and wonder when we might see them again.
Austin worked on a rock collection he started yesterday, sorting his treasures into containers by size. Sam joined him and they carefully washed the rocks before using the digital microscope to examine them more closely.
We also got to examine the collection of pennies Sam brought to share with the class today. This collection generated lots of observation and discussion during morning meeting.
Sam: They’re from home.
Rachael: Where did you find them.
Sam: In my room.
Rachael: Did anyone help you collect them?
Sam: Mommy and daddy and Claire.
Rachael: What do you like about them?
Sam: I like them because they’re small.
Rachael: What do you notice about the pennies?
Jossie: A person.
Lou Lou: A boat.
Rowan: The white house.
Sam: Some are different and some are the same. Some are silver.
Several children wanted to know how many pennies were in the collection. We had a lot planned for today, but maybe tomorrow we can count them!
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.