We started our time in KW today by playing some games in Blake Hall. The "Yes-No" game, "What Time is it Mr. Fox?" and "Doggy, Doggy Where's Your Bone?" have become some of our favorites.
After lunch, several provocations were on offer.
The first included an experience using a new light table and arrangements of different colored fall leaves.
Rose: (Red Leaves) These are really beautiful. Actually, these (ginkos) are my favorite because they are Marley's symbol.
Vivienne: (Making a pattern on the light table) Red- yellow-red-yellow-red
Ellee: You know what, we have some of the primary colors. Red and yellow.
Rose: Yes, yellow, red and blue are the primary colors.
Rose: (looking at the leaf on the light table) No way! Do you see those...lines? Like this, you can't see the lines (holding from far away). (Back to light table) Now you can!
Friends were also offered painting and drawing materials to use alongside the leaf arrangements.
We've noticed that some of our natural materials on our shelf have been changing a bit as they decay. We brought those materials into the classroom today and allowed children to explore and draw any of the materials that spoke to them.
Friends were also able to investigate our water sample from the Georgetown Waterfront (collected on Friday) under the digital microscope. Mac drew an enlarged picture of one of the specimens he found - "It moves like a fish but looks like a rock".
Lastly, our construction challenge of the day was to build a map that would represent the path we took to retrieve water from the Georgetown Waterfront on Friday. Friends built bridges and arranged tracks to mimic the path we took to reach the waterfront.
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