Happy 24th Birthday, St John's!
Sing along had just ended and unprompted, Janie asked a thoughtful and heartfelt question, "Are we going to make a bouquet for St. John's? Let's make a bouquet for St. John's." Janie was clearly connecting our RRB birthday bouquets with the occasion of the school's birthday. Moments like this are inspiration for projects in the making. Janie's idea influenced another idea. "Do we have a birthday card for St.John's?" asked Jordan. Sylvie replied, "I want to make a birthday card." -Sylvie
"Are we going to make a bouquet for St. John's?" -Janie
Birthday messages for St. John's: (from left to right) from Jane, Lucia, and Janie
Houses and Treehouses
"Are you coming, Jane?" -Janie
All school year long, the children have loved expressing their interests and ideas through the language of construction. Nearly every time they build, it's a house. During the house building process a narrative often emerges involving feeding and taking care of animals, keeping out a monster, or weathering a storm. Last fall, Janie inadvertently extended the work of houses when she built a treehouse. (below)
So, we planned, today, to focus specifically on treehouses through the language of drawing, followed by building, and it's not likely to be our only or last day exploring treehouses!
What will your tree house look like?
"My treehouse will look like a big, big building." -Janie
"Mine's going to look like a big building too." -Jane
"It will have a kitchen table." -Sylvie
"A sliding door." -Lucia
"A slide." -Janie
"Doors and window." -Audrey
"Has big open front doors and it goes down and up and down in the backyard and more treehouses!" -Maxon
What's going to live in your treehouse?
Our Treehouse awaits... Enjoy the long weekend!