What a busy Thursday! Fay’s birthday committee was hard at work in the atelier finishing her gift, and those in the classroom had a chance to work on some pieces to display in the hallway under their school photos. Using a similar palette and concept to Bailee’s welcome book, children had the option of choosing to paint on white or black paper, carefully navigating painting on the small canvas.
Elsewhere in the classroom, children continued to explore new materials in dramatic play and on at the easel. The new materials facilitated a host of dynamic conversations, encouraging cooperative play and sharing.
We also wanted to highlight Louisa's work with the magnatiles both on and off the light table. After trying several iterations of a magnatile pyramid, Louisa figured out how to trap smaller materials inside the structure. She built a second pyramid and dropped it over the first pyramid, clapping when she realized that the magnetized tiles were attracted to one another and stuck. She then lifted the pyramid of magna-tiles up into the air and said “Perfect! It’s taking off.”