After wishing our projects a successful bake, it was back up to the classroom where city building and messaging dominated most of the late afternoon.
Throughout all the independent play this week, the children have expressed interest in categorizing, sorting and negative space. For instance, in the above picture, George, CC and Violet carefully separated each of the vehicles first by color and then decided it was better to sort them based on their modem of movement (boats on water, trucks on road etc.). As for the negative space, particularly with building flat foundations and stacking blocks, Rainey A often builds around a space, leaving the a spot for a “long or short block” depending on the design. Brigitte and I hope to work these new interests into our intentions for next week! In the meantime, please enjoy this picture of collaborative dialogue as Rainey A problem solves how best to fit everyones "characters" into the narrative arc of their dramatic play.