Today as we walked outside to the outdoor classroom to begin our day,
Wilder exclaimed, "This is my favorite day!"
We knew that the weather wouldn't be a burden on our creativity or prevent our enjoyment of a fantastic Friday!
Hmm... yellow and red... orange! - Lily
Outside at the easel in the outdoor studio space, we continue our exploration of color mixing! There were so many wonderful observations made throughout this process. Each child took a slightly different approach to painting on his/her own while also taking notice of how peers utilized their brushes and paints and learned new techniques from these observations. Watching each child learn from his/her own independent decision making, experiences, and consequential results is such a joy on it's own, but watching a child learn from observing a friend is its own special kind of magic!
Lily & Bea
It's a little wobbly. - Lily
Another highlight of our morning outside (besides from the rain stopping right when we walked out) were the new toys we found in the outdoor classroom. Everyone loved using the new shovels, trucks and brooms. The functions of a new excavator sparked interest and a few children collaborated to find out how to manipulate it in different ways.
Brooke is in Tucker Room
... and today was her birthday! Yesterday, when we waited for our turn to go potty, we saw Grace and Olivia with their teacher (Rachel) in the hallway. They told us that they were on their way to deliver a birthday message to Brooke's mailbox because it would be her birthday on Friday. Brooke's co-teacher, Jill, told us that Brooke's favorite color is orange and every single child wanted to be part of creating a birthday message collage for Brooke today! We each took turns adding pieces to the birthday message and then delivered it all together.
This was also the first time Frannie got to add her symbol! Yesterday, she started to show interest in symbols when her friends used them to sign their messages and collages. She studied the symbol organizer and tried a few out. Some that stuck out to her were a tea kettle, dog bone, bear paw, and a school of fish. But she wasn't ready to make a decision just yet. During morning meeting when everyone "checked in" by hanging up their symbol next to their picture, she said "I want to add my symbol." Ines explained to her that she had not chosen one yet and asked her which one she would like to have as her symbol.
Frannie: The foot.
Ines: Do you mean the bear paw?
Thank you for a great week and we hope you all have a wonderful weekend!