As the new year begins, we are reflecting on aspects of our nature intention that we were working on before winter break. We have been thinking about the ducks on the canal. During lunch, we showed the class the clay duck that Rose and Hadley worked on last week, and asked the children what they thought might be going on with the ducks these days.
Prater - The canal is frozen.
Ellee - They (the ducks) flew away.
Hadley - If there's any rocks, maybe they're staying there.
Mac - Maybe they are standing on the (frozen) canal.
Jay - Maybe they flew south to Orlando.
Kate - What do the ducks ear?
Prater - Fish.
Kate - If the canal is frozen, what can they eat?
Prater - They can get in (to the water) two ways. They can scratch in or they can stomp in.
Hadley - Birds fly south.
Weather permitting, we will walk to the canal on Friday to check on the ducks, In the meantime, there was continued enthusiasm for creating a family of clay ducks. Ellee worked on a baby duck and Prater and Hadley worked on larger ducks.
Building has long been a favorite activity for KW. With the new Tucker room arrangement, interest in small building has really taken off. Children not only create environments, but also make up stories as they go along. Today's story started like this:
Carl - We're making a backyard for animals.
Jay - And we have moss.
Carl - Let's say the moss is poisonous, so it has to be off the yard.
Lila - And this is the house for the seal family.
The story line became more elaborate. At one point all the animals were in hot tubs!
Wednesday is the day we have the most children enrolled, and the entire room was buzzing with activity today. Children spent time working on our hot glue and paint creations, the light table, Candyland, and mandalas.
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