Continuing Collage with Two Very Different Sets of Materials
During our preparations for the school’s birthday celebration, the children revisited the language of collage. Today, collage was presented in two areas of the classroom with very different materials.
At The Light Table
First at the light table, children continued creating “The Blue Door” of St. John’s using translucent materials in shades of blue, white and silver on transparent paper. Now that they have completed their "Blue Doors," Charlton and Mimi's will be added to a “stained-glass" window in the Brown Room.
In The Studio
The materials for collage in the studio were varied, including some interesting pieces from nature. They also included both two- and three-dimensional objects. It was interesting to see how children chose to use the various materials. Some children chose to use only 3-D materials, while others combined the 2-D and 3-D materials to make vertical structures on their collages. Some chose to use only one type of material, for instance only shells or only wood cookies, while other combined multiple materials.
Our Mystery Reader Today Was...
The children are always so excited when they hear that a mystery reading will be joining us later in the day. Making guesses about who the mystery reader might be has become a fun game for the Brown Room children. Toady, Mimi suggested that "a baby" would be the mystery reader. Ford thought that it could be "a cockroach." In the end, Bailee guessed correctly when she hypothesized, "My mommy!" Courtney joined us as our surprise mystery reader today and shared two stories during snack: