WELCOME BACK WOLFIE!!
Wolf told us about an injury he got when he was in Kenya:
"I fell off the tree. I was on the tree and I was climbing. Then I stepped on a dead branch with one leaf. The branch broke and I went flying. My mom came and saw me laying flat. Then we went to the hospital in a helicopter. And I got 8 stitches."
Then he told another story:
"My cousin and I saw a tortoise. And I went to pet it, but it got away."
His friends were SO excited to see him, and play with him. Later, in the travel area, Palmer said, "Let's go to Kenya!" Cannon said, "We need a passport to get on the plane."
Having Wolf with us made construction and outside time SO MUCH FUN! We really missed him!!!
At the large table, children spent some time discussing and drawing about what Kindergarten might be like. We can't wait to share these with you at Classroom Stories Night (we'll be in touch soon about a date for that!).
Yesterday and today, children took turns at the sewing machine and doing embroidery. Some people made pockets for their tote bag (which we screen printed last week). This was especially tricky because the challenge is not to sew through to the other side of the bag. Others made a beautiful assemblage with a variety of fabrics, threads, and buttons. Fletcher had an idea for a road in a forest. He used thread to carefully make 3 straight lines. At the end, where the threads were tied off, he said "Those are the trees." He also created an "X marks the spot", plus he added a leaf button and a flower button. Later, he used the sewing machine to attach two little ladybugs.
Painting with Projection...
Now that each pod has a design for the pajamas, the children have been exploring different ways to layout the designs. First they explored manipulating the designs on paper. Today, Melanie very kindly lent us her iPad so that the children could digitally manipulate the designs, like LouLou does.
Today the children explored how to capture texture on paper through rubbing. They explored many different textured fabrics, ribbon, tin cans, zippers and more. We might expand this exploration to the outdoors later this week and see what kind of textures we can capture.
Brown Room had asked if we could switch our outdoor time with them. The children were so sweet about the switch and happy to let Brown Room take our hour slot, while we would only have 30 minutes. To help compensate, we went out early and played Stuck in the Mud on the front lawn. It was lots of fun! Afterward we played on the playground in the lovely weather.
Such gorgeous weather!!