Welcome to Dino-World!
Thanks to everyone who has brought dinosaurs into the Brown Room as part of our home research. We’ve been documenting children’s contributions to Dino-world and look forward to sharing photos once we’ve captured everyone with their Dino! Here’s a sneak peak of some of the play in Dino-world thus far. Seon, Ellie, Louisa and Cal were excited to introduce some of their dinosaurs from home to their friends and Dino-world!
Cal: Oh, a peterodactyl!
Ellie: This dinosaur is sick. Stomach hurt. He ate too much rock. He eat too much. Him need to go to doctor. Get shots!
The children loved the experience of tracing the Blue Door for the school’s birthday celebration so much that we included another tracing opportunity in this week's projection. Now we’re working with our very own dinosaurs from home!
The first group, Ellie and Mimi worked together to trace two different dinosaur scenes. Ellie became excited when she saw two of her very own dinosaurs from home projected on the screen and they chose to trace that scene first:
Ellie: That’s my dinosaur. Look at mine, Karen!
Mimi: I’m done with mine. I put an eye.
Ellie: Trace another. Trace another. I tracing.
Ellie and Mimi traced as second dinosaur scene. When finished, Ellie pointed to the dinosaur that she had traced:
This one is mine. I write my name. I write my name.
Emma entered the studio and thoughtfully looked through he options for tracing before settling on her choice.
"No. Not this one! That one!"
After Emma made her choice, she invited Fay to join her at the easel.
Fay looked at the dinosaur and began counting its legs. She pointed to each leg with her marker: I count them with my marker. 1, 2, 3, 4. 4! I put my dinosaur in a car (as she drew an oval around it). Fay then wrote her name inside the oval.
Emma observed Fay writing her name, “Fay do it. I do it. I get my symbol.” Emma stamped her symbol next to the dinosaur that she had traced.
Seon and Louisa were the final duo to explore tracing dinosaurs today. They worked diligently side by side for quite a bit of time, paying careful attention to the details of their dinosaurs outlines.
Seon: I do the purple one.
Louisa: I want the pink!
Elsewhere in the Brown Room
At the light table, Isabelle and Win worked on collaging blue doors to complete our stained-glass window installation. The sewing table and the message center also continued to be popular destinations for our Brown Roomers.