Children were invested in a variety of early writing opportunities today. Once again, there was a lot of activity in the message center. We've noticed that children often have a favored message recipient and the measure of success is to fill that special person's mail box. At this point in the year, children are often including written names or words on the messages. In another area, children started working on duck stories in small books. The books created so far are "Duckies" by Prater, "The Ducks's Duckies" by Ellee, "The Duck Family" by Max, "The Tale of the Ducks" by Rose and an as-of-yet untitled work by Vivienne. We will continue to work on these stories and hope to make short stop-motion animation movies with duck stories after Spring Break.
Construction and clay were also offered today. In clay work, children glazed pieces they had recently created. The Construction area featured bridge building. We have seen bridges to be a popular structure in both Tucker Room and KW. Children worked carefully and collaboratively on the bridge and solved problems of scale stability along the way. The bridge was important because it served the purpose of keeping everyone out of the hot lava that flowed under the bridge. Unfortunately, the bridge could not handle frequent traffic and collapsed. Not to fear, our crafty engineers got to work and made a flat highway, that also kept people out of the hot lava. Stay tuned for more adventures!
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