We celebrated Sam's birthday today! His mother and father joined us in school and shared wonderful stories about Sam. Katherine shared that Sammy was calm and happy in her tummy and that he was born at Sibley Hospital. She shared that Sam was so happy and calm after he was born, as well, that the doctor had to tap his foot to get a cry. Sam met his older sister, Claire and she held him. Sammy's Dad shared that he would turn all the wheels of his toys, the wheels on the stroller, his trains and his trucks. He always wanted to check everything, even things that didn't have wheels just to be sure. They shared that on his first birthday there was a huge snow storm. The people looked like snowmen and they couldn't tell they were people until they were very close. Sam's first word was "Mamma" and his second word was "Dog". We lit the candle and then he walked around the candle 3 times for every revolution he has had around the sun and then Sammy blew it out. The birthday committee gave Sam his present. During the interview process the committee learned that Sam loved rainbows, trains, and tracks. His present encompassed all of those things. The children did a color study inside to mix rainbow colors, and the train developed in the tool and wood exploration process. Happy Birthday SAM!!
Then the class work began and we broke into our groups. Toniann brought a group to explore the school. Lisa worked with Will's Birthday Committee and Kate worked with a group to continue the exploration of paper.
The group exploring the school were looking & thinking about what we wanted to learn more about. Austin and Sally noticed the stained glass windows. They were curious about the colors and why there were people in them.
Austin What are those pictures? Is it Jesus? What are the pipes for?
Sally I see them. So many colors. So pretty.
They noticed the pendulums and the pipes, too.
Austin What are those? What are the pipes for?
Sally They play. Its very very loud!
Austin What about the bell?
We walked to the Bell Tower. Gini shared information about it when she visited. We learned from her that the design changed twice.
When we got to the stairwell leading into the tower Sally decided she didn't want to go but Austin did. So we brought Sally to Lisa and Will's birthday committee. Austin and Sally shared some of their findings with the group.
Austin We saw the pipes. We went to the dusty stairs!
Sally We saw the church. I didn't like the stairs.
Austin and Toniann returned to the Bell Tower and went up the dusty stairs. They found the light box gift, a rocket ship and another set of stairs.
Austin Is the Bell up there?
Toniann It is. Should I go? I will take a picture so we can show everyone.
We talked with Marley before leaving her office and learned a lot about the bell, the stained glass and the pipes.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.