The second group (Fletcher, Alexandra, and Grace) also began with the gems. We studied how big the gems became on the wall.
In both small groups, people were inspired to draw on the papers available on the floor. As Cannon traced one of the gems, he made a circular shape, then commented, "I made a whale!"
Explorations in Wire
(Stories from Yesterday and Today)
Our first forays into wire have prompted the children to apply different techniques and strategies. Here, Gigi uses the wire to help Pink Flamingo, who has an injured leg. Lane uses a plastic tool to wrap the wire around in circles, making a spiral shape, which she then places down. Maren tests the strength of the wire, watching it bounce back numerous times.
Today's group was provided with styrofoam platforms that the wire could puncture, making a tall sculpture.
**Many thanks to Gigi for bringing her ukulele and leading us in a couple songs at the end of our classroom time!**
Thanks also to Lane for bringing in this monster book... we love looking at the pages.