September 29th, 2021
Watercolor at the Light Table
While we have previously worked with watercolor in the studio and outside, today we decided to elevate our watercolor exploration with the addition of light. With everything arranged on the light table, children enjoyed watching the watercolor fall across the illuminated paper. As the exploration continued, two children noticed that they were able to control the light using the switches on the side. For some time, both Emma and Seon delighted in the experience of turning the light on and off, and watching it change the composition of the paint on the page.
As referenced on yesterday's blog, Brown Room children are beginning to choose their symbols. After their first encounters with the symbols, we offered the children a curated selection of the symbols the children used the most for their second exploration. Children then chose their symbol and had the opportunity to place it in our symbol box for easy accessibility. While not every child has chosen a symbol yet, we just wanted to highlight some of the discerning processes we observed today.
As children select their symbols, they are also adding them to cubby bag tags, the mailboxes, portfolio drawers and more as a method of self identifying. Once each child has selected, we will post a complete list on the blog if for everyone to see!
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