Projections for the week of October 11-15
At the end of our Brown Room year, we started to be interested in photography and using digital cameras. We intended to continue our interest into the Rainey Room year. In order to bridge the gap between the two school years and to further deepen our relationship with photography, we created our Summer Research photo books. The children were invited fill their photo book by capturing moments from their summers through photos, drawing or writing.
When Cate shared her Summer Research book with us...
Cate: Gnomes are little creatures.
Wilder: Are they alive?
Cate: Yes. I only saw their gnome hat.
Jade: I saw a gnome, too. It was made out of plastic.
Cate: (explaining the gnome house she photographed) It’s something you build where gnomes live in. It’s built with lots of outdoor things.
While working on the light table, Wilder noticed an image from Finlay's photo book in which Finlay is digging a hole on the beach.
"He (Finlay) is digging a big hole. Pappy (Wilder's grandfather) does that! He buries me and draws me a mermaid. And then the water comes. It washes my painting away." - Wilder
Wilder remembering one of his experiences on the beach, inspired by and connected to Finlay's photo, recreates his memory on the light table with a wooden figure.
During Luke’s summer research presentation
Luke: A big lobster!
Wilder: I caught a lobster, too, at Maine. In the water. Remember?
Jade: Did you eat lobster for dinner?
Jade: Then what did you do with it?
Luke: We put it in the tank.