Welcome to RR-B, Cedar and Jane!
RAINEY ROOM B:
From Cockatoos to Color Mixing to Sing Along and Shadows
Monday, September 14, 2020
Our initial inquiries into the cockatoo brought attention to the different colors of their feathers, and other physical details. This seemed like a natural segue into mixing paint colors inspired by the observed colors of their plumage.
"This (paint color) looks like that (points to mid-section of feathers in the cockatoo's crest)." -Maxon
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
The mixed paint colors are put to use on the easel:
"Where's my mommy? Is she behind the screen?" -Janie
Maxon: The light is changing the yellow shadows. We must change the lights! Maybe we could change the lights. And that would make more shadows! If you push one of those buttons, it could turn on, it could turn on more lights. (referring to the projector and projector light). We could put on more lights.
Melanie: What if we turn off the light in here? Does that change things?
Giacomo: There is not enough dark. ... Those (the blinds) are not open enough... Closed enough.
Melanie: You were asking about darkness, remember Janie.
Janie: There is a change... there's a darkness in here.
RAINEY ROOM A:
How Can We Make An Obstacle Course?
“Blocks and Wood!” -George
“But not scratchy wood, maybe pink dots?” -CC
Last week we explored connecting and building with our use of thread, tubes and wire. This week, while we started down that same path, we came to a slightly different iteration.
At both the playground and inside our classroom, we’ve been working on building obstacle courses that allow us to move around the space even when “the floor is lava!”
In our outdoor spaces we’ve used materials such as logs and wood benches, but inside, we’ve explored a larger array of materials including wire and styrofoam which we discovered is less than ideal because “it was moving” when we walked on it as Violet pointed out.
For the rest of the week we will explore planning a building project, such as an obstacle course, creating blueprints and brainstorming about new materials.
What a great first sing along!