Lanterns and Light
On Friday, children began to make paper lanterns that can be used as Thanksgiving Feast centerpieces. Today the work continued with other materials. Children made cut-outs with cardstock, and implanted a variety of shapes. There were hearts, diamonds, "a boat," and long slits. Louise spent a long time thinking about her cut-outs as a series that would form a dancer. While this proved challenging, she persisted and completed the task.
Maren, Joslin, and Leigh worked with clay to create lanterns. They rolled the clay and poked holes before shaping the clay around the paper cylinders. In this experience children also engaged in problem solving and overcame challenges.... the clay was dry and hard, forming shapes was difficult, and we all worried about the possibility of the clay collapsing. Due to the resilience of these children, the Thanksgiving Feast tables will be filled with light!
"Fa la la la......"
Have you noticed that the Christmas season starts right after Halloween, or sometimes even earlier? It certainly happened in KW today as children built a house and celebrated Christmas. There was enthusiastic singing, building a green Christmas tree, cooking an entire feast, and sleeping so that Santa could come!
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