Bringing Clay into the Studio
Today, the children of the Brown Room experienced clay in a new environment, the Brown Room’s studio. In the studio, children had access to clay tools from the shelves.
Here's some snippets of conversation from today's clay experience:
Ragnar: More tools please. I’m making something. Candles. So many candles. I’m pushing this down.
Mimi: I want to cut it (using the felting knife).
Fay: Worms. (as she explored using the wire to cut the clay).
Cal: My hand. It’s dirty with clay.
Charlton explored the textured roller while he worked alongside Fay. Mimi and Ragnar made cupcakes. Rawls worked to flatten some "pancakes."
Some of the children talked about last week's parent clay experience as they worked, while other talked about what they were building together.
Ford: I made a rainbow. Her (his mom Jess) did clay for fun. I’m making a rainbow. I’m making carrots because they’re yummy. I cut it (using the felting knife).
Ramsey: Cars. (referring to working with clay with his dad Phil).
Ragnar: I made a bridge. It goes to the playground.
Cal: This is my playground. I made a playground, too. Here’s the road.
Visiting The Post Office
As children become more familiar with the concept of using their symbol on messages, they have also started to show interest in the post office. Today, Ragnar made messages for his friends and found the correct mailboxes in which to place them by looking for each friend's symbol: For Ellie. This one is green (remembering from his work on Ellie's birthday committee that one of her favorite colors is green) before finding her mailbox with the lamb symbol.
Ramsey and Cal were both surprised to find messages in their mailboxes from friends and family members.