During snack the children watched a video of the work they did in pairs on Monday and Tuesday exploring compasses. Afterward they had a discussion about some of their ideas. Some of the big wonderings are: How does the compass know where to point? What makes it move? How does it tell you where you are going?
Today the children worked to finish the mobile. With teacher help, children saw the process through from idea conception to creation. Many of the original ideas incorporated rainbows, so that became the inspiration for the project. After materials were introduced and the children began creating, the rainbow idea morphed into rainbow planets. The finished product has a sun in the center and the rainbow planets around it.
The Unicorn Home
Today Cannon, Lane , and Palmer created unique mythological creatures. They made practice drawing on scratch paper before bringing their ideas to life with watercolor.
"This monster, for its hair it has spikes, It has itches all over it and three fingers and three toes. And on one foot has two toes. (Referring to her other creature) This is my cat. It can fly. It has a triangle.... it's big. Bigger than a tree.It doesn't have toes. I take back the triangle. Its body is bigger than a redwood tree. Its head is bigger than a planet. It has tow antennae and at the end are gumballs. It has one eye. It has a curly tail."
Mythological Mystery Reader!
Addison was our mystery reader. He read about Perseus and the Cyclops, which was perfect considering our earlier watercolor work. Thank you Addison!
Gigi's Portfolio Meeting
This and That....
Gigi -And more playful.