One of the choices after lunch was to add pieces previously prepared for the reflective light project. Most were items the children had added glitter to yesterday while a few others were things which had fallen off of the light. There was a lot of thought today about what will make these carefully created pieces stay on the light for "a very long time." -Louise Further explaining how long the items should stay on the light, Grace added, "after we aren't in Tucker anymore."
Collaboration continued throughout the children's work as they offered their help to one another and combined ideas to solve problems. At one point, Grace found she needed a stronger wire. Jessica held up a thicker wire that had been twisted and leftover on the tray, mentioning it just needed to be straightened out. Maren, coming over, offered, "I can straighten it." She held onto each end of the wire and pulled her arms apart in an outward motion. She then handed the wire to Grace, "Here you go." Grace replied, "Thank you so much, Maren."
On our final day of KW before the new year...children wrapped up gifts to go home over break, created holiday messages to go with their gifts, and wrote other individual messages. One particularly special message was a card to go with Gini's gift of three candle votives.
Recently a couple of our KW friends visited Early Birds and began a hand-sewing project. They asked to finish another day, so we thought it would be a good time to begin some sewing experiences in KW. Today the children worked at hand-sewing.
We look forward to more sewing and completing our Reflective Light Project after the break!
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