Creating and Exploring New Paint Tools
With Tegan back from Costa Rica we had our biggest KW day ever! The group got right to work with making new tools to use with the paints they had mixed last week. On the large, low table, children cut cardboard tubes and used them to print with on large paper. Tommy chose black paper and said, "I'm making fireworks at night." Several other children thought the printed effect looked like fireworks as well. Dagny chose yellow, orange, pink, and violet, colors that reminded her of a sunset. Children used the paper in various ways as well. Some compositions were crowded while others were more sparse and spread out. Will's approach was to systematically frame the paper with red prints and fill in the middle with orderly lines. No matter the approach, all were stunning.
At another table, Cate, Hugh, Caleb, and Will made paint brushes from natural materials. These were then used to paint on the large paper. Still interested in an organized approach, Will made a pattern with the tape he used to create a brush.
Fashion and Valentine Fun
Children are still dressing the drawing figures with Rodarte-inpired outfits. They have discovered that foil is an easily manipulated material for these creations so we're seeing a lot of shiny dresses. Cate and Dagny completed new designs today, both employing the strategy of using pipe cleaners and/or yarn to hold things in place. We have quite a runway on exhibit on top of the Tucker Room cubbles!
Message center was an area that everyone visited at some point during the afternoon. The area featured a lot of Valentine-y materials, as well as a list of Rainey and Tucker children who didn't have messages in their mail boxes. Children enthusiastically created messages for their friends. In fact, Lou Lou made messages for all the Rainey children, her teachers, Brooke, Melanie R, and Cannon! Will and Caleb created messages that featured patterns; in this case stripes of alternating colors. There will be a lot of happy classmates at the mailboxes tomorrow! These materials were such a big hit that we've decided to include them all week!
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