Leigh: "I wasn't saying no girls can be president. I was saying not much girls can be president. They (women) have a lot to do."
Jack: "Donald Trump is president and Bernie Sanders is trying to be president."
This naturally led us into Jill sharing the candidates who were on the ballot to vote for...some of them being women!
Gigi: "I think they (women) could be president."
Lane: "I think all of them could be president."
Austin: "But in different countries." (Knowing there hasn't been a female president in our country yet.)
Jessica shared a website she had found in her wondering about female presidents around the world. It showed the history of women as presidents and heads of state. She scrolled through, showing the children how many women were on the list. The children noticed country flags next to the photos of presidents.
Also at meeting, we reviewed our plans as we do each day. One child, hearing the plan to continue a piece of work they had been at for some time, expressed some hesitation to continue today. Jill led a reflection on the challenges that can come up when we're working on a project that may take a lot of time to complete (like our recent complex sewing and headband designs.)
Jill asked if it gets tiresome, hard, or we run into problems along the way, "Do we just throw the project in the trash?"
Several children: "No!"
Jack added: "Keep trying. Never give up."
We discussed maybe taking a break but then coming back to the work.
Austin: "I never get a break. I never really need a break...Sometimes I might get thirsty."
Leigh: "Or you might need to get a tissue."
Everyone agreed to commit to their hard work of the day and we continued on with our plans.
So Much Sewing
We continued with our magic list of yesterday to follow up on all the beautiful sewing work children have been working on. The children worked so diligently and have almost completed all of their projects. Ellie excitedly announced she was finished with both her clay and wood sewing pieces!
While working, children thought about people they know and their experience with sewing...
Jack: "My grandma can sew anything. She can even sew a sock."
Grace D.: "My grandma can sew a blanket in one minute, if she has a sewing machine she can."
Lane: "Palmer's grandmother (who recently came into Rainey Room for a sewing experience) can sew. My mom has no process for sewing. She has no technique for sewing."
The headband workshop was in full-swing today with sculpting, collage, adhesives, and a new design!
More glimpses from our wonderful day...
Have a great weekend!
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