Friday, January 14, 2021
A Birthday Committee for Elyse!
The work continued today as children transformed their watercolors into something special for the birthday gift. We won't give too much away, but part of the process involved making accordion folds. This was new and somewhat challenging for children. They persisted until the were able to master this technique. As Nora explained, "I folded it back and forth, back and forth."
We also wondered whether the school was older than Elyse, or if it was the other way around.
Maxon - The school's older.
Several others agreed with this.
Jill - Do you remember how old the school is? Do remember the last number of the clay number line?
George - 24!
Brigitte - What will come next?
Lochie - 25!
Brigitte - So who is older?
Lochie, George, Giacomo, and Maxon - The school!
C.C. - Well, how old is Elyse right now?
Reed - I don't know. I have no idea.
Children filled in the final clay tiles for our mosaic. It was almost like a puzzle, because children had to find which pieces would work in various spaces. This process became more difficult as we went along... the spaces got smaller. Through trial and order, Reed and Maxon developed the strategy of checking to see if the piece fit first, before gluing it down. Next week, we will be ready to add the grout!
A little bit of everything else...
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