Each of the KW children worked on some form of hand sewing today. Many children worked on a clay or wooden base. Sally, Sam, Austin, and Joslin drilled holes in their wood this morning. Sam and Austin arranged their holes in a somewhat linear fashion. While drilling, Joslin commented, " It feels like I'm doing a pattern." Austin also sewed in a very methodical, linear fashion, staying true to his aesthetic. Hand sewing allowed children to include a variety of materials as they sewed including buttons, bead, shells, metal pulls abs, etc. Children chose materials based on personal preferences, and according to which would work with the needle and the base they were using. Louise worked on hand sewing that supported her interest in fashion. While working with the drawing figures, she hand-stitched a cape, which will also work with her personal dolls in the future.
Some reflections on today's sewing:
Sam - I finished really quickly. I put on a shell.
Ellie - I liked the pink that I put on.
Grace D. - I liked the bead and buttons that I put on. I liked them because they matched.
Grace M. - I used some of my favorite colors.
Sally - It (sewing on wood) was really cool. I liked the sparkle stars and hearts.
It was great to be back together after the long weekend. We had a fantastic time playing in the beautiful sunshine. Ellie opened her stunning name tag, which earned admiration from her friends. Sam and Austin resisted the block buildings that they worked on in the morning, and encouraged others to enjoy them as well. Although we missed Jessica, we were thrilled to have Brigitte to read and support the children in their sewing. Here's wishing Jessica a speedy recovery!
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