Since the weather improved so much, we thought we'd try again to find some curious gardens around our neighborhood with Hugh, Lily, and Sam. Jill prompted the children, reminding them about the curious gardens in the book and how they wanted to explore the city. We wondered if the children could help us find gardens that were trying to explore Georgetown. The children agreed. On our way out, Jessica Kuhn told us about one that she likes near the used book store on P Street. So we went searching until we found it. Then we continued looking around the neighborhood and used photography to capture some of what we found. The children noticed "traveling" plants; moss and grass growing in paths, on the sidewalk, and on walls; a tiny garden through a hole in a wall; and interesting doors to what we thought might be curious gardens.
After our walk, we returned to school where we decided to revisit our work on the Curious Garden city. Lily and Hugh asked questions about the changes that had occurred since their work on Tuesday. Sam helped fill Lily and Hugh in on some things and the children made a few adjustments. Hugh wondered why people thought the area near the crane was a construction site and Lily helped remind us that the crane wasn't there for construction but it was used "to lift things that need lifting." Then Lily and Hugh contributed some new ideas:
Hugh - These cars are parking here...I didn't originally make that call but now that I thought about it...
Jessica K. - Is there a traveling plant in this curious garden?
Hugh - Um, no. (He explained it could not stick.)
Jessica M. - I wonder if there is a way to make a traveling plant stick? Do you think you could help come up with an idea?
Hugh - Yes, but not today. Lily, do you want to help me work on this port?
Lily - OK, what else do you need me to lift?
Hugh - This Ferry is going to Easton. The Ferry is getting ready to close.
Lily - Round it up! (She winds the crane up.)
During our time in the Middle Room, Lily also decided she wanted to work on her hand sewing from earlier in the week.
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