Have You Seen The Light?
Most children had noticed the light hanging in the greeting hallway either yesterday or today. We visited it as a group to reflect on how it looks and the process of making it. Some children paid particular attention to the ways in which the light looked different from the way it did when they worked on it. Here's some of the conversation:
Austin - I like the gold cord.
Grace D. - I like the green bottle things and everything.
Sam - I like everything on it.
Louise - I showed Tita and Frances the part that I did.
Joslin - The light was hanging when we came to school together. I thought like.... whoa.
Sam- I put on the keys.
Grace D. - I see something someone else put on the silver line (a rectangular bar).
Grace M. - I like the glass parts
Evelyn - I like the silver polka dots.
Austin - (Referring to the documentation on the wall) Look at the picture there. It looks better with the light. That's (the photo) silver and that's (the actual light) gold.
The children were asked to look at the ceiling above the light.
Austin - Yeah, it's turning (the ceiling) gold. It's reflecting.
Joslin - I like the shadow.
Grace M. - It's shining on the wall.
"We can do whatever we want because we're creative in our imagination." Sally
Today we encouraged the children to dream big, to explore bolder and more fantastic possibilities with their headband work. They were presented with images of amazing head pieces and asked to consider what elaborate head bands or head gear they would like to create. (If you want to see some cool examples, you can start by googling Alexander McQueen head gear images! Trust us..... that's only a beginning!) Our meeting included a brainstorming session..... what kinds of head gear would they like to make. Here's some of the ideas:
Austin - Like a unicorn headband that goes down to a tail.
Grace M. - Or a earth headband. An outer space headband.
Sam - A shark and dragon headband. You could make a dragon body and and dragon tail and the dragon head and a great white head and a T-Rex head.
Sally - A dalmatian headband with baby puppies all around.
Evelyn - A butterfly headband. A butterfly headband unicorn. A rainbow big butterfly headband.
Louise - A wild cat headband, because I have cats on my tights.
Sally - I want to do an owl headband.
Austin - A robotic one.
Over lunch, Louise wisely pointed out, "Coco Chanel drew her designs before she made them." This was the task for the day: representing their big ideas with careful drawings and watercolors. We look forward to the challenge of translating these drawings into head gear.
NOTE: The designer and a brief description can be found by hovering over the image.
"Everyone could think about building their own thing and everyone could work together." Austin
Austin was actually referring to building with hammers, nails, and wood, but it could also apply to the collaborative construction we saw in KW today. Austin and Sam focused on a ship, while several girls built a house with a family. As is often true with our buildings, there was a fine line between construction and dramatic play.
We also continued clay slab work. Watch for sewing with clay and wood over the next several days.
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