Light and Shadow
Based on Tuesday's interest in Hogwarts, today children built with projections of that magical place. We used the above images as building backdrops.
In the photo on the left, you can see that some materials were used like wand as the children interacted with the projected images. Chants of "Leviosa" could be heard throughout the afternoon.
Clay, Day 1
Last month, we completed our table runners to enhance our table setting and lunch experience. This month, we're adding vases for each table, which will eventually be filled with flowers, branches and other seasonal natural materials. On Tuesday, our focus was using slabs and making impressions for the vases. Although all KW children have experience with this material, their clay work has seldom required them to build with clay. Since clay is initially relatively soft, making upright pieces involves challenges. Using armature as a form of support allows the clay to remain upright until it dries. On Tuesday, we worked on two vases. The first included impressions of doilies, and the second had ginkgo leaf impression. As they worked, children grew more confident with the process and the challenges involved.
"We made one and then we made an easier one." Remy
Clay, Day 2
A different technique was used as children began working on their third vase. This consisted of adhering overlapping circles together around the armature. Bailee was the first to try this out, and then spent time instructing her friends. The pattern of "circle, glue, circle, glue" was how the children described their work on this vase.
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