This morning, the first Brown Room children mot arrive discovered warm clay pieces just out of the kiln. It was fun to feel their warmth and weight, and to notice how their appearance and texture changed during the firing process. In the classroom, several children glazed their clay pieces while others worked in construction and dramatic play. The comic capers of captains Austin and Will continued, this time with a flight that involved putting out fires. When Louise joined, she turned her fire hose on Captain Will. Jack built a large "car-go" ship designed...cars, of course. Margaret and Charlie used teamwork and their growing knowledge of building concepts--balance, stability, size and shape--to build a beautiful tower worthy of celebrating.
At snack, we looked at photos of the children coming to St. John's next year. Everyone was excited to think about being in the Rainey Room next year, and very interested in the new Brown Room children. We looked at their photos, noticed how young they look, and talked about how much growing they'll have to do before they came to the Brown Room. Leigh recognized her cousin Cannon, and Margaret was super excited to see her friends Sadie and Sophia. Soon we'll start making cards to welcome them to St. John's.
The outdoor classroom today was all about physical challenges--climbing, swinging, balancing. After many tries, Jossie and Leigh walked along the sandbox wall without assistance. Louise showed Lou Lou how to climb up to the monkey bar and swing all on her own. What a thrill! Doing things with our bodies for the first time, and doing them independently, are just more reminders of how big and strong we're getting. Rainey Room, here we come!
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.