In the studio we explored many different kinds of paper or items that are made out of paper, such as magazines, maps, different kind of napkins, copy paper, cups, bowls, and plates, calligraphy paper, crepe paper, paper bags, toilet paper, paper fans, tissue paper, watercolor paper, cardboard, construction paper, or paper towels.
In the process the materials were used for stacking, compressing, rolling up, unfurling, tearing, unfolding and folding, reading, crumbling up and covering other items. Feeling the different textures of paper and listening to sounds it makes.
The children also had ideas on how to use some of the items in other parts of the classroom and brought them over to (mostly) the construction area:
At first Hugh and Lily constructed "New York City" and after it got knocked down, they decided to rebuild it as an obstacle course (which was still in "New York City"). Cups and bowls were used as part of the bathroom (a sink and a toilet) with toilet paper used for "toilet paper" next to the toilet. Remy used toilet paper as her "tape" to tape wooden boards together.
Why do you think we have the laptop and projector set up?
Paige, thank you for being our Mystery Reader! We loved it!