Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Is it really February?
We are really enjoying this mild weather! Today children moved away from the game of freeze tag ( a recent favorite) to play Hide and Seek. The outdoor classroom also featured some Frozen re-enactments and hopscotch. It was a great way to start the day!
A New Use for Sewing
Children explored another way to use sewing today: hand-bound books. We introduced the idea after being inspired by the book-like messages that Leigh and Lou Lou made last Friday. At meeting children speculated on the process and the purpose for these books.
After starting with folded paper....
Lou Lou - We need to add colors.
Joslin - We could add more pages... like a book.
Grace D. - You need covers on the side.
Leigh - You could put your picture on it, so they know who made it.
Joslin - Or you could make it for a gift for someone.
Sam - You could make like a monster thingy (the subject of the book).
Leigh - You could paint it.
Lou Lou - Last time the paint ripped my book a little. (We're using sturdier paper this time!) You could draw in your book. You could sew in your book.
Grace D. - First you need to glue it, then you can add the cardboard (cover).
Children worked with paper folding, piercing the crease with an awl, and stitching the cover together. Children enthusiastically developed titles and some cover art. Here's the line-up of titles and authors:
"A Rainbow Grew Up to Have Its Clouds" by Joslin
"The Rainbow and the Sun Friends Together" by Grace M.
"Book About Apples" by Grace D.
" The Story of the Bunny" by Leigh
"The Battle of the Dinosaurs" by Sam
Sewing on Clay, Continued.....
Children continued their work on clay sewing. At this point, each child has begun a sewing on clay or on wood.... and some are working with both materials. We'll keep you posted as these big ideas continue into next week.
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