Making It Work!
In the above conversation, you will notice that children were able to form theories on what would make a hinged joint. The also demonstrated their knowledge about the properties of materials such as tape and wire. In collaboration with their peers, they applied this knowledge to form a functional joint.
Children also looked at the legs and determined that they should be shorter to ensure their stability.
Lochie: I think it should be four inches.
Giacomo: If his legs are too short, he will walk like this. (Giacomo demonstrates by walking with bent legs.)
Weaving a third guardian.
What could be a better end to the week than a delicious smoothie! Our recipe included lemonade, ripe (frozen) bananas, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and a little bit of water. Almost everyone got in on the preparation.
Reed: How does the lemonade blend (if it's a liquid?)
Maxon: It gets mixed up (with the fruit) and you don't see it anymore.
C.C.: I want to add some peaches. (Scoops some in) Now it's Maxon's turn
Janie: (Looking at frozen bananas) I don't like those. They're brown
Lochie: They smell really sweet
Jordan: Those are ripe bananas. When they turn brown, they are very sweet and good for baking.
Giacomo: We don't eat the brown part. I've seen my mom put bananas in the freezer.
Everyone tries the smoothie
Nora: Wow! Thumbs up!
Audrey: It's so good!
Janie: I love it!
Trying a New Game: Jenga
The KW crew enjoys playing games together, Today, we tried Jenga for the first time. We realized that we could not put our hands on the table as we played. Each time someone pulled, the children cheered their classmates on with excitement.
Giacomo: It creates vibrations.
Maxon: And then the vibrations make gravity pull it down.
Reed: The middle one is the most important.
Giacomo: No its not. If the middle one is gone, the ones on the side keep it up. But you can't take those ones.
Nora: Oh careful, careful. Oh, I can't watch.
Lochie: You have to say 'JENGA' when it falls.
George: I like it when it falls.
Some of our favorite things....
Although we are spending a lot of time on guardian work, we also have time for the other things we enjoy:
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