,We had our first cooking project of the year today in KW. The idea was presented to the children that they could make pumpkin bread to enjoy at snack tomorrow with their classrooms. Grace, hearing that we would make the snack for Rainey and Tucker rooms, also thought we should make some for Brown Room. We thought that was a great idea and planned to make a snack for Brown Room on another day when we have more ingredients. All of the children had a hand in helping add ingredients to the mixer, including Sam who cracked eggs for his first time. The children watched the mixer and described the ways the mixture was changing, such as the color. Tegan and Louise said it smelled good and Grace observed, "It feels good."
Once the pumpkin bread batter was prepared and in the oven baking, we sat down together to talk about the beginning stages of our city with it's "curious garden" being built and transformed in the Middle Room. Tegan shared important details about the work done yesterday with Lily and Hugh. Then Sam recalled what was added/altered by children in Early Birds this morning. We added these ideas to our new KW Messy Journal. (You can find it on top of the Tucker cubbies and see notes about our curious garden and other KW work-in-progress.)
Tegan and Sam showed Grace and Louise the curious garden city and all of the children got to work adding and changing parts of the city. Louise thought there should be flowers. So Tegan built some flowers out of Kinex and placed them in the pot of a plant. Louise also thought the city needed more buildings, a treasure chest, and, "We need people because we forgot." Grace agreed, "We need people for cars." Louise said, "We need a house for the people to live, we need a big house. Grace, can you help me build a house?" Grace and Louise began building a house of blocks for the people which we plan to resume another day. Lastly, Sam wanted to, "Free-up the railway," and began moving all of the greenery off of the 'tracks.' Tegan wanted to keep the greenery on the railway. We were undecided about whether to change the greenery..
Here are a few other glimpses of our time together today:
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