Happy Birthday, Brigitte!
Children continued to use the sewing machine to make messages for the incoming children...
The Rest of our Week
Having fun in the outdoor classroom, small world scenarios, Illustrating books, making messages, and light table explorations filled out the rest of our week! Today, Brigitte's daughter Eva assisted in the message center.
Have a Wonderful Weekend!
Finlay has listened to the stories of several of his friends. On Tuesday, he was ready to dictate and illustrate his own book. In the story, two characters follow a treasure map and discover (spoiler alert) a PIZZA!
Finlay - I think this is the part where everyone will laugh. I think you (Jill) might have a laughing attack, like you did when you read Cate's book.
Throughout the week, we will be working on messages for incoming children. This is an opportunity to show new (or returning) families some of the ways we work with materials. Many of the KW-created messages will feature hand sewing or machine sewing.
Cate - I did hand sewing.
Wilder - I did sewing with the machine: purple, red, yellow. I did big triangles and little triangles.
Hugh - Wilder's looked like a heartbeat! (Like an EKG reading!)
KW Name Change:
We Brought Ice to the Sandbox...
Saul - (Stacking the pieces of ice) We're making pancakes, with sprinkles (sand)!
Remy - The pancakes are ready!
Saul - When you put the ice in water, it gets shiny again.
Jade - Would you like to come to the glass store? (Indicating that the ice get more clear as it melts.)
Mimi - I'm going to watch the ice melt.
The rocking boat was turned on its side, and made an excellent home or hiding place.
Jade - Do you want to have an Africa house? (Here Jade is remembering houses she saw n her recent trip to Africa and working to build one.)
Saul - I think you need some big blocks, like this. (Noticing some problems with stability, he brings over larger hollow blocks) I think you
Small world is very popular and has been offered every day for months. In spite of this, children often develop new ideas to include in their play.
Problem Solving in Book Illustration
Hugh has been diligently working on his 11 page book for over a week. Today, as he was illustrating one of the final pages, he realized that his drawing didn't really reflect the words on that page.
Hugh - I made a mistake on this drawing. I'm going to add one thing to the story so that it makes sense with this drawing; so it's not like I made a mistake.
Holidays in Small World
In the fall, small world celebrated Halloween. Since November, Christmas has been popular in small world. On Thursday, the Christmas sting ray was still distributing presents. Then, the available materials presented another possibility.
Finlay - It's Easter! We're having chocolate bears!
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We ended the day with a fun dance party!
Thank you to the families who provided SO MANY beautiful flowers and to the children who wrote lovely messages!
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