We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break filled with good food and love! We are happy to be back at St. John's and are looking forward to a great December!
Introducing the idea of a blue print
Houses interpreted with loose parts
We continued our explorations of houses in a new way today. After having built houses in the construction area in the past, today we created interpretations of houses with loose parts on pieces of cardboard. The children choose a house that sparked interest for them from different photographs of Brown Room homes and chose a piece of cardboard that would work best with their vision of the house.
Is is narrow or wide? Is it tall? Is it more square or rectangular?
While deciding on which loose parts to use and how to arrange them on the base we asked questions like "What shapes can you see?", "Are they close to each other or far apart?" or "What item(s) could best represent what you see?" The shape, exact placement (also in relation to other items), color and size of items were factors which had to be considered while choosing loose parts. The children worked on their projects with a lot of intentionality, focus, attention to detail and used critical thinking to solve problems that came up.
The following three children have completed their projects today. Bea, who chose Lily's house as an inspiration, will continue her project at a later time.