On Monday we took our explorations with the projector in a slightly different direction. Instead of simply displaying silhouettes, we challenge the children to find materials in the classroom, trace them on big paper and then draw and design around their images. Children could choose to work independently or collaboratively depending on their vision.
While only a few were interested in tracing yesterday, the projector was at the forefront of their thoughts during our clay exploration today. After spending time chipping away at a huge slab of clay, several children began to merge the projector and the clay, displaying their shapes and creations.
Lochie: Let's start with a small piece.
CC: mmm maybe a little bigger
Lochie: My two parachutes are finished!
George: This is my parachute, mine has a line.
CC: I'm cutting the clay, that's making lines
CC: I'm thinking treasure
Lochie: We have to keep digging, to find treasure
Marley: I need my piece to be bigger
Look its all the moons. The smaller ones are far away! - CC
Here, this one is a crescent moon - George
For Jack, the most interesting parts of yesterday and today was the chance at continuing his own book making project. In these books he includes beautiful hand drawn images and special symbols for the recipient of the creation.
I had to mix the colors so it would match. The colors (markers) just weren't really the same. I make the books by taping these (stationary) together. I think Mommy is going to love it! - Jack