Last week, Brigitte and Jill had a meeting with Amelia Gambetti, our collaborator from Reggio Emilia. As we shared some of our construction experiences with her, she suggested that we keep a book of the buildings and their stories. We brought it to the children this week. Whit - Now we can remember what we did before. And also copy our buildings.
On Tuesday, a very dramatic event happened in our construction area. Jack - The storm is coming. A big tsunami! Ford -Look at all the rain and everything. There's so much destruction.
The builders often ask for the styrofoam pieces. These pieces seem to represent ice bergs OR snow cones/ice cream. Charlton - I'm opening the my ice cream shop. There's a new flavor. Dinosaur Stripe. Ford - The tsunami made everything super hot. We have to keep the ice cream in the shade.
So Many Materials!
We are starting to work on a title reading "Children's Workshop" over our hallway documentation. In January, children generated a list of materials for use in this experience. Their ideas are on the right. This week, we are including watercolors and needle felting in our afternoon work. You can read all about needle felting in Friday's blog. Here's some images from the watercolor table. Some children implemented a "wax resist" technique by drawing with a crayon first and painting over it. As she worked, Seon said, "I'm using magic colors."
It was chilly but sunny as we played outside. This week has featured some obstacle courses. Today Will created a lunch bell for our class.
There's always time for small world and messages!
Today children drew with stencils at the light table, as well as in the studio.