Today in KW, we revisited an experience we shared at the Georgetown Canal a few weeks ago. While walking along the canal, children noticed the large amount of trash that was disposed of in the water. They made wishes that the ducks living in the dirty water would some day have clean water to live in. Yesterday we asked the children what "clean water" would look like:
Vivienne: Like a clean pool.
Hadley: No, it would be silver.
Willa: It would look like you can't see it at all.
Jay: It would look gray guys.
Ellee: Actually, the water would look black or brown, because the bottom of the canal is brown.
Max: You can look at my water and see what ocean water looks like (blue from his water bottle).
Cassius: You can look at my water and see what clean water looks like too.
This afternoon, we projected images of the ducks from the canal onto large watercolor paper. Children traced these images and then, using various materials (collected by teachers based off of their conversation yesterday), created backgrounds of what they envisioned "clean water" to look like.
In preparation for the bake sale at the book fair, some children helped make a savory carrot, asiago and almond bread.
We're looking forward to another trip to the canal tomorrow, this time aiming to gather a sample of the water to test its level of cleanliness (or dirtiness rather!)
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