Continuing to Share Collections
The children have been taking an interest in each other's collections. They are asking thoughtful questions and making profound observations and connections during our morning meeting discussions. We had three more children share their collections this week including Fay, Louisa, and Mimi.
Fay's Collection of Exoskeletons
Fay shared her collection which included pieces of exoskeletons from “crabs and lobster” that she found at the beach this summer. While collecting her exoskeletons, Fay set upon the beginning steps of scientific research by making observations about her environment and the creatures within, collecting specimens, and making hypotheses. The Rainey Room children shared their hypotheses about the fate of the crabs and lobsters as well.
Louisa's Collection of Dinosaurs
Louisa brought her collection of dinosaurs to the morning meeting circle to share. She pointed to her different dinosaurs which included three small dinosaur figurines, one stuffed animal dinosaur, and one book about dinosaurs. She was feeling a little hesitant to talk about them with the whole group but did respond by either agreeing or disagreeing when her friends made observations about her collection.
Mimi's Collection of Gems
Mimi shared her collection of gemstone rocks which included an identification guide. She set her gems in the middle of the circle and sorted them into piles of the same kind of gem. Mimi shared the story of how she acquired the gems and made observations about their physical properties. The other children also noticed differences and similarities of the gems in Mimi’s collection including the size, color, and features.
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