We experienced something new today!
Today was our first school Chapel. During chapel we were able to listen to and learn new songs, poems, and a story. Our special job in the Brown Room was to sing "This Little Light of Mine" for the rest of the school. Each child was able to hold their own (battery operated) candle for the duration of Chapel which was something new and exciting in itself!
Continuing Lily's birthday message
Today we worked on adding our final contributions to our friend Lily's birthday message. Using flowers to paint with yesterday produced some beautifully colored petals that had dried overnight and were ready to work with today! How could we add these to the message paper to bring more texture, dimension, and story to the painted message?
Here are some conversations and thoughts that took place while working with the painted flower materials today -
It smells like flowers. - Michael
Michael ate it! - Jade
(meaning Michael smelled the flower pieces)
Glueing. We need glue. - Jade
I used some glue. - Michael
This one is gonna be a monster. It's gonna be a scary monster. Not a nice one.
(arranging materials onto the painting)
It looks like have green teeth. And a yellow nose. And it has scary teeth!
And a big horn. It's gonna be big one. - Jade
Why is Jade making a monster? - Lucas
I making monster because... because I'm making a scary monster. And it's gonna be spooky! - Jade
Both types of experiences involving introducing new materials as well as continuing to work with materials we are already familiar with continue to awaken all of our senses throughout the creative process.
What do we find interesting about the materials we are using?
How do they look, sound, feel, smell, and sometimes even taste?
How do they speak to us and what stories do they help us tell?
Other happenings in the classroom today ...