Working with Watercolors
Children and teachers always enjoy working with watercolors! On Tuesday, we used watercolor paper that was divided into geometric shapes with tape. Children carefully worked to fill in the spaces. Some children chose a different color for each shape, while others put similar colors together. Lily said, "This would be easy to do the whole thing ourselves. Just put tape on and get a brush and paint."
Today, children started to remove the tape pieces, leaving white stripes where the tape had been. As they peeled the tape, they noted the negative space that was created.
Bea - It leaves a space. A white space.
Finlay - It looks like a prison cell. (Apparently the stripes look like bars on a cell.)
Wilder - (Looking at his piece without the tape) It's cool. It's beautiful.
A Nice Day for a Neighborhood Walk
"This was the funnest day ever." Cate
What a great day! We had a small group and the temperatures were mild, so we went for a long walk. We had originally planned to go as far as the canal, but ended up going all the way to the river. Before we left, children talked about what we might encounter:
Cape - I think we will see sea turtles there.
Lucas - Maybe dinosaurs!
Wilder - Or dragons. Maybe a witch.
Finlay - Or pirates.
Well, the answer proved to be none of the above. However, we did see and feed a lot of birds. We attracted quite a variety as we had brought along Chex cereal to feed them.
Wilder - This (the cereal) makes good bait.
Lucas - We saw pigeons.
Wilder - And ducks and seagulls. I was wishing we would see an eagle because eagles are big and beautiful.
Some children documented their experience with drawing. All children agreed that feeding the birds and running in the labyrinth were the best parts of this lovely afternoon.
This and that...
Here's some of the other experiences that filled yesterday afternoon. Children took care of babies, while remembering that Jordan is also taking care of his son. The light table featured rainbow papers and gems, inspiring children to create designs and mazes. Message Center is always popular and yesterday was no exception. Children made messages for friends and family alike!
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