Fashion Design, Printing, Building, and other Creating
Paint Workshop: Bubble Printing!
Book Art and Building
After bubble printing, the children moved on to work in their art books.
Then Sam, Tommy, Lily, and Hugh worked on building inspired by a photo of the Capitol Building we projected onto the shadow screen. Here's some of what they said while working:
Sam - "My idea is to build a tall building!
Lily - "Let's get building."
Hugh - "There's going to be people in the town."
Lily - "Don't you think we need that statue?" (Pointing to the statue in the photo.)
Lily - (Exploring various materials to build a stature with a duck) "A duck statue."
Hugh - (With wood human figures,) "These can be human statues."
Tommy - (With other wood figures,) "These can be grown-ups."
Sam - "I'm working. I'm using this (piece of foam) as cement." (Holding up a diamond-shaped block) "Do we need a diamond in the city?"
Hugh - "I guess so, sure!"
The children used a lot of negotiation and problem-solving as they worked and as they figured out how to place their structures in order to cause shadows to appear on the screen.
Meanwhile, Will continued to work in his book. He asked for help with the writing. He wrote, "LC YOU CANNOT READ THIS BOOK." As he wrote he said, "Everyone is building except me. That's great because I need privacy (to work in his secret book.)" He explained, "I wrote 'LC' for my sister because I can't spell her name."
Outside, the Fairy Family was at it again preparing cake for the teenage son's (Tommy) birthday and Grandfather (Will) was distracting hime while Mom (Lily) and Dad (Hugh) were preparing for the party. The children made beds using large wooden blocks and set up areas of the outdoor classroom as the rooms in their house. The children also spent some time watching Victor work on rebuilding our wooden boat.
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