"I Want to Build a Castle for Audrey." - Janie
Today was all about connecting to our friend Audrey, who came to visit the classroom today, after the other children had left. After several discussions, Rainey Room B decided to work on two group projects to show our appreciation for Audrey. We decided to use our building materials as a group to create a gift for Audrey. In addition, they also created a poster for her.
As we built our structure, it was a great opportunity to practice using kind words and work with each other towards a common goal. We learned about each other's strengths and interests.
"Maxon is a great builder. He fit his whole building into that tube." - Giacomo
(To Jane) "Your tower is almost as big as me!" - Maxon
Over the in studio, we created a poster of Audrey based on her personality and what we thought she liked. Lucia added words like 'needed,' 'safe' and 'spicy' to describe our missing friend. Jane and Cedar scoured the room to find things like pom poms and googly eyes which they decided Audrey would enjoy.
Meanwhile, in Rainey A...
Our day started with new exploration at the light table where Brigitte has added a clear tub full of water beads and seashells. Yesterday we spoke about welch shells as a home for sea snails and today we had the opportunity to examine several of them noticing their weight, shape and light absorption as compared to the Orbeez.