Dreaming of winter wonderland
Since we came back from winter break, we all have been wishing for snow. We have been reading books about snow, wonderful stories about having fun in the snow. The children remember how the snow sometimes gently floats, twirls and dances as it makes his decent to the ground. To interpret our visions of snowy landscapes, we created collages.
Seon: I am making snow balls, before the glue dry out, you have to put materials on it.
Frannie: I am making a snow collage because it's mostly white and blue. It's actually a snow village with reindeers that go to school.
Finlay: I am making a snowy forest.
Michael: I am making a snow forest too.
Hugh: I am making a lake with ice chucks on the lake and snowflakes.
Lily: It's a snow storm.
Ellie: I'm making snow.
Cape: I'm making a snowman.
Jade: It's a snowstorm'
Zari: I'm making snow, but I'm putting paper all over.
Mimi: I'm making snow.
Our Small World Ongoing Stories
Our Rainey Room friends enjoyed using the small world materials to created their own imaginary places to live.
Ellie: I made a unicorn house, where the mama bear sits down at the table.
Seon: My place has all kind of things that I want, this dinosaur lived a long time ago. These dinosaurs sitting at the table are eating popcorn and French fries. The turtle works on the computer, while the flamingoes are eating pizza.
Mimi and Louisa also created a small world where elaborate stories were unfolding.
The Portrait Process
As children continue to work on their portraits, they are making keen observations. On Thursday, children often included details like eyelashes and eyebrows. They also offered interpretations of other portraits, such as "scary" or "wild." These may sound negative, but were often reflections on a mouth full of teeth or the depiction of someone's eyes. We are looking forward to sharing the portraits and other completed work during next Friday's gallery walk.
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