Our study of gardens led us to trees, yesterday we looked out the window and had wonderful conversations about the trees we could see. Today, in the outside classroom we made rubbings of the different tree barks. The children noticed the lines were “bumpy” when they rubbed charcoal and pastels over the bark. Austin asked what charcoal was, and we explained the process of turning vines of willow trees into charcoal by burning them in a fire. Later this week, we will compare our rubbings to see what the children notice about the different barks and learn about the children's understanding of bark.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.