Paper Mache ... continued!
Today we continued exploring the process of working with paper mache. For some of us, this was our second experience working with this new material. For others, it was our first time.
We offered the responsibility of measuring & mixing the flour and water together to those friends who have not yet had the experience of creating this material.
A variety of recyclable materials were offered as the foundation for our work. We tried paper mache on a few different types of surfaces including cylindrical, flat, textured, and smooth. We also worked with bases that provided different types of edges to work around.
The more we are exposed to and offer opportunities to work with a material, the stronger our relationship evolves. Deepening our relationship with a variety of materials develops confidence and competence in effectively using these materials as a language to communicate our interests, ideas, and unique identities.
We are so excited to continue working with paper mache in the coming weeks!
Baking & Cooking in the Outdoor Classroom
Using our outdoor environment for dramatic play experiences has been an interest for the children all year. Most recently, both cooking and baking in the outdoor classroom have become more prevalent.
Today, everyone seemed to be getting involved!
Rainey Room friends are currently interested in plants and flowers. They offered us some of their leftover flower seeds to plant if we were interested and we were! Together, we went through the process of filling the planter pot with soil, creating a hole in the soil with our fingers, placing the seeds in the holes, covering them with soil, and then finishing by watering them gently.
We are bringing the pots into the classroom to continue to observe throughout the germination phase until the plants are ready to be moved outdoors. Even if we are not able to witness them bloom, it will be interesting to observe the growth cycle of these different flowers.
Enjoy the lovely spring weather this weekend!