In class this morning Katherine, Jossie's mom, came in to share their family tradition of making spiced orange pomander balls. It was so fun! They began with a Navel orange and then used a toothpick to make holes in it, and then placed the cloves into the hole.
Katherine: Here are the oranges.
You press the toothpick into them and then push the cloves into the hole.
You can make a design.
Austin: I want to make a moon.
Louise: I want to make a star!
Jack: These are like little bits of trees.
It was so much fun! Thank you, Katherine, it was so great to have you in class with us this morning!
A Building Committee has been formed and they went on a mission to research a question that was asked: Who built the school?
Documentation from 12.1
Austin: Who built the school?
Toniann: Who do you think built the school?
Louise: The workers.
Austin: No, the workers didn't.
Louise: The workers and the trucks.
Austin: The workers with the trucks, Austin.
Toniann: Austin and Louise, I hear that you both think the workers and the trucks built the school.
How do we research this question? How can we find out more about your question?
Austin: Ask Marley?
Toniann: Should we get a committee together and ask Marley some questions about who built the school?
So this morning Marley gave the committee a few ideas for our next step in researching this question. She told us it was built in 1796 and that there might have been carriages and horses, not big vehicles. Marley suggested asking Gini, the Rector, from chapel and advised going downstairs to the hallway and to look at the pictures above the bench that are of the school.
We found the bench and looked at the pictures. We noticed the bell tower and how the front of the school looked different, but the same. We wondered about the pictures and if we could find out the date of when they were taken.
Then we heard a buzzing and saw a man with a big tool. We followed the sound and went into the chapel and found Sherman, the Heating and Cooling person, fixing the radiator. Austin asked him if he knew who built the school, Sherman answered, "I don't know it was here before I was born." Toniann said, "How do you find out about things that happened before you were born. Our research continues." He showed us his tools: a bandsaw, a large pipe wrench, and an electric saw.
Austin asked, "Is it a water pipe?" Sherman talked about steam and hot water and the boiler!
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.