Yesterday children collected feathers by the Georgetown Waterfront. Today we used the digital microscope and magnifying glasses to take a closer look at them, as well as some duck feathers collected over spring break. The details were interesting and several children chose to draw what they saw. Children also worked on cutting and coloring feather shapes. As they worked, they noticed that a feather shape is similar to the shape of a leaf. As Lila fringed the edge of her leaf, she commented, "It looks like a comb."
The weather kept changing this afternoon, but we still had time for outdoor play. There was also group construction. Today's structures included a castle and a drawbridge. It is clear that children are simply enjoying the time they spend together after Spring Break!
Feather Alert! Please feel free to bring in any feathers that you find outside. It's fun to use our tools to get a closer look at them!