This week, we introduced a new way of printing. It's known as dendritic printing and the process goes like this:
Lucas - First we painted on the glass and then we smushed it with another glass. Then we put paper on both glasses and roll it. Then we write my name and then we're done!
As children worked, they had these responses:
Cate - (Starting with silver printers ink) Look at mine. It's sparkly, from the sun.
Remy - It's beautiful.
Cate - It's a different kind of printing (from other printing experiences).
Remy - It looks like branches.
Jade - Or seaweed.
Lucas - It's kind of like veins.
Capers - I'm trying to make it like seaweed on the paper. That's why I'm rolling so much.
Jade - You can press really hard on the glass.
Finlay - Look! I'm making the ocean.
A Construction Challenge
Wilder - I think it's going to fall.
Lucas - It won't fall. It's criss-cross building!
As seen in the photos above, children added the school building next to the bell tower. Important steps in our process were adding roof pieces, an actual bell for the bell tower, and adding watercolors that represented the school.
As the building process finished, children stepped back to evaluate their work. They felt they had successfully accomplished the challenge and created the school. There's interest in building a zoo next. We'll keep you posted!
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