Baking the Persimmons
After much anticipation and a lot of work trying to get our few persimmons off of the tree in the outdoor classroom, we finally had the chance to bake with the persimmons! Children took turns adding ingredients for persimmon bread. Because Austin who had been a key player in obtaining the persimmons earlier in the week, he was invited to start off the chopping of persimmons in the morning. While adding the ingredients this afternoon, Jack spoke about "the sweet 'simmons." There was enough to bake two loaves which will be given to Rainey and Tucker classrooms to enjoy on Monday. The children had a taste of the batter today and already decided it tastes great!
Inspired by our Shiny Collection
Children had another opportunity to paint items from our shiny collection or other light-related ideas. Lane shared with the group what she had painted yesterday: a menorah, the copper brillo-like material, and some other shiny ideas from her imagination. Lane returned to the experience today along with Sam and Lou Lou. Here's what the children said about their paintings:
Lane: "I'm going to do this (points at colored metal wires) different."
Jessica: "Do you mean you are inspired by the wires but you want to make something different?"
Lane: "Yeah 'cause I want to turn them into rainbow wire." She began by painting circular lines reminiscent of the wound wire, then turned them into flowers by painting petals and other details.
Sam: "I'm going to draw this." (menorah) "I have three at my house." Sam showed how big each of the menorahs is by holding his hands at various lengths apart. "Now I'm gonna do this." (pinwheel) Later he also painted the copper brillo-like material.
Lou Lou: "I just want to do a rainbow that I see at Gibson Island so many times...at the point."
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Thanksgiving Feast
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