Connections Throughout School
Wait... so it will be like Chapel? Like all the classrooms in the same place?
But not in the church? - Lily
This Friday, we are very excited to try our all school Sing Along in a more traditional format.
Similar to our Thanksgiving chapel, all classrooms will gather in Blake Hall to sing together!
Tucker Room will lead Sing Along on Friday and offered to practice one of their chosen songs with us after arrival today. We learned an "echo" or "repeat after me" style song called, "My Aunt Came Back".
This song is fun because you have to echo the words, pitch, and body movements of the leaders.
Thank you Tucker Room friends for demonstrating. We can't wait to try it again on Friday!
Gifts for "School Helpers"
If you weren't already aware, we wanted to share with you that during this time of year we also connect with many other members of our school community. Some of these special people include Kurt & Margaret (Church Administrators), Victor & Lucila (Custodial Staff), and Gini (the St. John's Rector) who all support us in various situations and help make our school a very special place.
This month, Brown, Rainey, Tucker, and KW classes all prepare gifts for these individuals as a way to say thank you for all of the work they do for our school!
This year, Rainey Room will be making a gift for Kurt.
Do you know who works in the church office?
Yes! It's Molly's friend. Kurt. - Lily
And Margaret. That's a friend of Kurt. - Saul
What do you know about Kurt?
Wilder- he works downstairs.
Bea - to work on the school. and he fixes stuff. Like the outdoor school.
Jade - no. the church.
Hugh- he works for the whole building.
Daniel- he works somewhere with the bobble heads.
Bea- he works really hard on the church.
Finlay- downstairs where you go get dropped off for pick up. You always see him but sometimes you don’t.
We see Kurt almost daily at arrival and dismissal times because his office is located at the entrance of the Chapel of the Carpenter doors where Rainey Room enters and exits school every day.
Why do you think he has bobble heads?
Remy - They’re bouncy heads.
Daniel - They bounce because they’re bobble heads.
Remy - You just pet his head and then it bobbles a lot.
Daniel- A bobble head is something you you touch it, it bobbles. The head.
Cape- Because he likes them.
Daniel- He likes the figures.
Hugh - and R2-D2.
Daniel - Star Wars! I like those, too.
Wilder - I have bobble heads at home too.
We also believe that Kurt likes both bobble heads and Star Wars because he has both a BB8 and Yoda bobble head in his office window that he often "bobbles" for us while we are gathered for arrival and dismissal.
Given what we know about Kurt, the children naturally had a fantastic idea when asked what type of gift we should create for him.
Frannie- Baby Yoda!
Finlay - Darth Vader the bad guy from Star Wars.
Wilder- He needs brothers. He only had grown-ups. I want to make a big family for Kurt.
Daniel- so the brother could take care of the baby.
Lucas - A kid of Yoda.
Finlay - We could get him a grown up Darth Vader and a baby Darth Vader.
Our plan is to construct a new bobble head for Kurt to match his current Star Wars theme. It was put to a vote and decided that Darth Vader would be the character our bobble head will represent.
What do we need to create a bobble head?
Remy - A bouncy spring like in there. (pointing to the classroom skull model which contains a spring to conncect the jaw and her pointing to her own chin)
Wilder - Or maybe rubber bands because they move like skin.
Lily- I think a spring. It’s more bouncy than rubber bands. But how will we put the whole thing together? Like pasting it?
Finlay, Lily, and Lucas volunteered to be on the "Gift Committee" for Kurt.
Finlay has a lot of previous knowledge about Star Wars characters and was able to provide some information to both Lily and Lucas to help them better understand the Darth Vader character.
He helped them visualize what Darth Vader looks like as well as a bit about his persona of being a "bad guy".
Then we turned to Google for a little help in getting a photo of Darth Vader to support us in our work for Kurt.
How to make a bobble head look like Darth Vader...
We will need a spring. - Lily
And a red line. For the light saber. We need metal. Like wire. - Finlay
Or wood? - Lily
And we could also do his cape. - Lucas
Yeah! A black cloth? - Lily
Maybe we could sew it. - Finlay
I think the cape is probably the easiest. - Lily
Before ending our work for the day today, the committee gathered materials that they thought would be most functional for the figurine construction and also began to explore how to best make a spring for the head.
We will continue constructing this week and post our progress in the near future! Stay tuned...