Today was the second day the photographer visited the school. Margaret joined us today to have her photo taken as well. It was great to have her in the Brown Room and in the outdoor classroom with us.
In the classroom, the children explored a sand table with a variety of small objects and the hand- held construction vehicles and figures. It was a central zone of activity. There was a lot of parallel play in which children were observed physically playing separately but they were connecting the play with words. Rowan was pushing the excavator around and digging into the sand. He would say things like, "I got the sand." Charlie would respond while pushing his own truck nearby, "taking it here." This is a step closer to collaborative play.
Elle, Louise, Josie, and Grace were in the studio yesterday and asked for colors. Today the painters found that red was introduced to the blues in the paint tray. Elle exclaimed, "There's Red! What does red and light blue make?" and she applied the colors to the paper and explored the possibilities. "Its purple. Light purple." Lou Lou and Leigh indulged in the exploratory process as well. They would ask each other often, "What color is it?" and not answer. And the color study in painting continues...
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.