Thanks to all the parents who joined us for classroom stories last night! We loved sharing the work with you!
This is the final Friday of the month, which is a no-blog day. Please enjoy the slideshow of our trip to Volta and other classroom highlights. It was great to see so many siblings at Volta today!
We were so pleasantly surprised and very grateful to receive a big box of smiley face cookies from Dakota's family! We ate them for snack.
Lane: "Only if the cookies had sad faces. That would show that the Tucker Room children are sad that Dakota is gone."
Nora: "Whenever I have a playdate with Dakota I'll have to say thank you for these delicious cookies!"
It has been so great having Olivia back this week! Her friends wrote her many, many messages and filled up her mailbox. She was so delighted when she looked through all the lovely notes. The best part was that in true Olivia fashion, she had brought in 9 messages she pre-made at home to deliver to her friends at school!
This morning, we introduced new materials to our gelatin printing work. There were new colors, papers, stencils, and shapes incorporate into the process. At meeting, we also talked about things we learned yesterday, especially that the prints turn ut better if you work slowly and carefully. Here's the observations and reflections of the children who printed today:
Oliver - (While working) See? That's why the more you be careful, the more it will work well. Wow, it's getting as green as grass!
Palmer - (While mixing colors) This is turning cool. (Later) I did three. I just liked the way it turned out.
Lane - I loved it! The pink was so light, so we tried washing off the gelatin, and then it was too wet,
so we added some orange to make it darker and that worked.
Palmer - I guess that ink wasn't too useful.
Wolf - I did seaweed and a "W" with hearts.
This morning at meeting we showed the children a gift that had arrived in the mail for us. When we asked them who it might be from, they immediately guessed Dakota. They were right! The group worked together to complete the giraffe puzzle. During snack we read one of the nonfiction books that was sent. We learned a lot:
Maren: I learned that they bump heads to play.
Aida: Babies fall (5 ft to the ground at birth) but don't get hurt.
Nora: They have to spread their legs to drink water because they can't reach.
Andy: They only live in some parts of Africa.
We also talked about how giraffe tongues are up to 21 inches long and are purple in color so that they don't get sunburnt. Giraffes spend 16-20 hours per day eating so their tongues are exposed to the sun a lot! We then measured our own tongues for comparison.
THANK YOU TO THE LEE FAMILY FOR THESE AWESOME GIFTS!!
Dakota: I'm a little bit sad I'm leaving my school. But a little bit excited to go to the boys' school.
Aida: I'm gonna miss you Dakota.
Dakota: But my mom and dad are still trying to schedule a playdate!
To commemorate the occasion we snacked on some delicious brownies that Pod A baked. We will miss you so much Dakota! Please come back and visit us sometime!