Altered Book Work
The altered book area the classroom was buzzing with activity today. Elena and Lou Lou created new books while other children added to the books they had previously created. A variety of materials and techniques went into the books today including collage and printing. Each book also contains an envelope that contains items that can be included in future book work.
Speaking of printing, children used black printer's ink to make a new kind of print today. Using a pencil, they drew into a piece of foam. he design was rolled with black ink and then transferred to paper, resulting in an image of the drawing. Several children also played the printing game that Lily developed last week. They did a fantastic job of matching the printed item to the resulting print. Tommy vowed to develop a more challenging game in the future.
Today we started to think about what structures we would actually like to build. Here's our thought so far:
Hugh - The museum of the declaration of independence. Actually, I'm thinking of a zoo. I'll build a zoo.
Cate - I'm thinking of an apartment.
Dagny - I want to do the seal area of the zoo.
Lily - A horse run.
Will - A castle.
Cate - I want to build a castle.
Children went on to draw their ideas. Although actual construction will probably happen after Spring Break, we will be exploring tools later this week. Children also spent time building with blocks in the classroom. Perhaps not surprisingly, there was talk of building the FBI (again).
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