Well, sort of.
Lately we've noticed the absence of trucks and activity in the construction site across the street. So the teachers decided to conjure up some construction vehicles. Working in Blake Hall with the shadow screen, we explored size and perspective using new and exciting light and shadow effects with familiar images and objects from the Brown and the outdoor classroom. The children manipulated silhouettes on an overhead projector mounted on a cart, making the trucks bigger and smaller by moving the cart back and forth.
Kian: It’s bigger. It’s bigger. Oh no, that truck go away.
Rowan: It’s a bulldozer. Look, we make it bigger.
The teachers added a layer to the projection--a photo of a dump truck taken earlier this year across the street. the children responded by adding toy construction trucks, using them to act out scenarios with the tubes and tunnels. Grace used a hose to fuel the trucks, while Sally drew pictures of trucks. Then we used Sally’s drawing as a map to drive the construction trucks around to different construction sites. It was great fun and we can't wait to continue the exploration.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.