Children were busy today making their way between work in the indoor and outdoor classroom. While inside, friends experimented with a new modeling clay that Jen recently discovered. It's an "air dry" formula - which is a little less labor intensive than kiln-firing! We thought it might be a nice medium to use for duck eggs; some friends used it for this and others built firetrucks, mario men and towers.
Another exciting provocation happening this afternoon was a stop-motion movie creation based off of some of the duck stories we've been writing together. All children will get a chance to try this! Today, Ellee, Rose and Willa pulled together to create an animation based off of a duck that uses her girl power to "always save the day". Friends discussed their storyline and then set to work collecting materials for their backdrop and taking pictures for the animation.
Ellee: It's going to start with the sun.
Rose: I was thinking the ducks were swimming.
Ellee: The droplet hits Earth and it forms into a duck egg. The only duck inside is the girl power duck, and she always saves the day.
Problems to solve: How do we create a problem for the girl power duck? / How do we show that she save the day?
It's decided that she rescues a fish from a whale!
... more to come on this animation later this week!
Outside, friends held a "bike wash" and also participated in hand sewing explorations.
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