It was a glorious backwards day. We started by congratulating Louise and her dad on the arrival of her baby sister, Frances! Louise said she was excited to meet her when she comes home today.
Leigh, Lou Lou, Jossie and Margaret got right to work glazing clay pieces they had made with Jill and Kate, and Jack decided to join them for some watercolor painting. After we finished, Margaret and Charlie noticed a very large rock under the picnic table. We’ve been talking a lot about rocks lately, and this one was intriguing. It was huge and yellow. Grace said, “It’s a volcano.” When Margaret dislodged it, she turned it over to discover it was hollow on the inside. We wondered why that was, and noticed that the shape was kind of like a shell. Louise and Grace thought they could hear the ocean.
We found lots of other interesting artifacts in the outdoor classroom. Leigh and Charlie found small rocks that sparkled a bit in the sunlight. Margaret found an interesting brown rock with holes. We wondered what it would look like under the microscope in the classroom.
Jack invented lots of challenges on the slide—climbing up, sliding down upside-down, sending down trucks, and then sending his lovies. Margaret and baby bear joined in the fun as well.
We heard lots of interesting noises outside. At one point, a helicopter passed by. Charlie and Will described its path across the sky, Charlie saying, “It went that way,” and Will explaining a bit more...
We ate snack outside and in the middle we heard the bell ring. Everyone knew immediately what the sound was and where it came from. It also reminded us of our earlier experience exploring the bell tower and the church.
Margaret: It’s the bell.
Austin: It’s behind there.
Lisa: Behind where?
Louise: The cross!
Lisa: And what’s under the bell?
Jossie: Marley’s office. There’s stairs and that leads to the bell. There’s stairs in Marley’s office.
Will: Remember the music came out of the pipes?
Austin: It was so loud!
As if on cue, Toniann and Grace came out of the building and said they’d heard the organ player practicing in the church. He was finished by the time we came downstairs at the end of the day, but we’ll keep an ear out for him next week.
Happy Friday. Have a great weekend!
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.