Now that our collections work is winding down, we are clearing space on our collections shelves for new work. Today, children began taking photos of the collections still on the shelves before packing them up to take home. The children were excited to bring their collections home before winter break.
Margaret: I can’t leave them. If I leave my baby clams here, who would take care of them?
Jossie: Yeah, no one would be here.
Margaret: Only the baby clams and the school.
It was a nice time to revisit and reflect on our work with the collections. Margaret said that her favorite part about having the baby clams at school was arranging them to look like butterflies and then drawing and painting them. Jossie noticed that someone had drawn a rainbow on one of her rocks from Maine. At first she was disappointed, but then she decided, “It’s okay. I really like rainbows.” Lou Lou was excited to bring home her rocks as well; it's been a very long time.
The collections have been such a fixture in our classroom, the teachers are going to miss seeing them everyday. But the children are ready to bring them back home where they belong. We are grateful to all of the children and families for lending the Rainey Rom their precious keepsakes this past semester, and we're excited to see what new work will take their place in the spring.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.