,Lane, Leigh, and Lou Lou worked on shiny hand sewing. Leigh set out perimeters for herself, explaining she was only using black and silver materials. Lou Lou used some shiny wrappers she saved from her lunch the last couple of days. She cut them into pieces before sewing them on. Jack, who was nearby selecting materials for machine sewing, asked to use some of the wrappers. Lou Lou happily obliged, sharing pieces she had cut.
At the machine, Jack, Maren, Lou Lou, and Lane took turns sewing. Sam drew at a nearby table and checked in frequently watching the work children were doing. He called over, "You know I love sewing."
Check out the slideshow for more on each child's process at the machine.
While the table was being set, Jessica asked the children how many people are here today so she could put out enough chairs for lunch. Maren: "I will count, (pointing at each child) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." Jessica held up six fingers: "Six children plus how many adults?" Jack seeming to already have added 6 children and 2 adults in his head, "Eight!" Jill: "You didn't count on your fingers." Jack paused as if thinking about how he had added the numbers: "I feel it in my body."