On Monday, we celebrated the 26th birthday of our beloved school! It was a wonderful day, and we are grateful to everyone who came to celebrate with us!
As you may recall from our blog, this has been quite the process for the Brown Room, and the entire school! The time has finally come to share more about how we "made a face for St. John's".
A mouth for St. John's
All school collaboration
The Brown Room's conversations were shared with the children in Tucker Room and Rainey Room (and also during KW). While conversations happened in each classroom about how we might give St. John's a mouth, and the children were drawing self-portraits as a starting point, Joci began taking small, mixed age groups into the atelier to brainstorm and draw together.
The next step was to use the overhead projector and Plexiglas easel for large scale tracing. This was new to Brown Room, so Tucker Room children were invited in to support them with this new technique. Below, Eliza and Cully are tracing a smaller drawing of George's that has been projected.
The finishing touches
George, Henri, and Lucas (Tucker Room/Zoe's brother) painted the mouth, teeth, and tongue.
Meanwhile, Rainey Room, Tucker Room, and KW were working on the two eyes for the school!
We're making a giant eye. The school is big so it has to be big. We can reflect it onto the school. - Remy, 5.4 years (Tucker Room)
"I want a hat for the celebration." - Georgia, 3.3 years
A face for St. John's
Walking around the candle as we counted to 26 to mark the 26th birthday of St. John's Preschool!
The Tucker Room children had a theory that the blue door should be used to blow out the candle!
A little magic behind the scenes!
A huge thank you to Joci who worked with all of the small groups in the atelier to make this happen! And, to Elena, Molly, and Joci for hanging the face on the school!
A more permanent home...
The St. John's face is hanging in the main staircase with our 25th birthday documentation! Please take some time to check it out with your child! We know they are all so excited to see it!