Isabelle: Umm its a grocery store
Mimi: It's a restaurant
Elena: I notice there are some tickets and a computer. What might you need tickets and a computer for?
Cal: Oh, it's a train!
Emma: A train, choo-choo!
Cal: No, it's a locomotive!
Karen: What do you notice about dramatic play?
Ramsey: A computer.
Ford: A walkie talkie.
Charlton: A fireman suit. A fire truck! It could be a firetruck.
Ragnar walks in: Why do we have a plane now? I like that.
Yesterday, Cal, Ellie, Isabelle and Mimi were the first to give the vehicle ago. They approached their play using Cal's suggestion that it was a locomotive train.
Today dramatic play took on a different narrative, as the children decided to use it as both an airplane and a firetruck. While using it as an airplane, some children discussed what they could see, and have seen out the airplane windows.
Using it as a firetruck, Charlton, Emma, Ellie and Rawls explored the finer points of search and rescue as they equipped their truck with the appropriate hoses and gear using materials found around the classroom.
Emma; I’m the fireman. I’m the firefighter. The fire is here. I am the fireman. I am the firefighter. I help Ellie.
Ellie: The airplane is on fire (referring to Emma’s structure that she had called “a airplane” in the construction area).
Rawls (picked up two triangular block and used them to “spray water;”: Two water cannons. Two fires.
Charlton arrived on the scene of the airplane fire with his “fireman suit,” He found two pockets on the vest and placed his hands inside them: These are my fire gloves to protect my hands.
Rawls explores using construction materials as water canons and Charlton explains how his fire costume keeps him safe.
Ramsey and Emma work together to build a structure for the firefighters to tend to.