January 12th, 2021
Welcome Back To School, Tucker Room Families!
Pod A --- Collage ✂️
For the past two days, children in the Tucker Room have been enjoying the images that the parents cut out and donated to our two classrooms (see info on Pod B collages later in the blog)! First, Aida and Olivia met with Brooke to sort the images into categories. Today, every child had a turn to select some of the most attractive or interesting images that they want to collage with. Tomorrow we'll provide children with additional materials to choose from, and explore how those images relate to each other.
Some quotes from this process:
Olivia: (searching through pictures) Look what I found! Oooh, I got the good stuff! Now let me see what I found.
Aida: (seeing letters in the pile) I found one that's similar.
Maren: (remembering the zoom call, and which pictures her parents provided) One of them has a lobster tail. I liked that my mom and dad cut it out. They started and keeped going and didn't stop.
Constructing a Vehicle
Gigi's Center for Dogs Collage
As children started working today, they selected images that could support their ideas. Gigi’s love of dogs came through as she chose a lot of dog images, along with some buffalo, a reindeer, and horses.
Gigi articulated her ideas about the center for dogs. “The doggies are taken care of. It’s almost like their house. People come and give the dogs food and water.”
Gigi’s used a large piece of blue paper and laid out the images before she started gluing. As she was about to glue down the reindeer, she first placed an image of some lavender for him, saying, “I don’t want him to be just floating in the air.” This demonstrates the careful though Gigi was giving to the relationships the exist between the images.
Lane's Rabbit Home Collage
Lane found an image of a rabbit, and decided that she would create a hamster house for the bunny. She named the bunny “Carrots,” and proceeded to create a home for him. As she added the nature images, she also considered the relationship between the images. She cut, turned, and arranged images to fit the space available and complete her vision. She paid attention to detail by adding a red bow for “Carrots.” She finished the composition by cutting out a carrot from orange and green paper.
Like Gigi, she was creating a home for the bunny, saying, “It’s like a bunny house, not a bunny cage, and it’s just his size.”
Cannon, Nora, and Palmer worked at the light table. Much as they do in construction, they developed a narrative as they used the materials.
Cannon - We’re making poison soup.
Palmer - I’ve got all the ingredients in.
Nora - Who are you going to serve that to?
Cannon - The Grinch!
Nora - (Offering some materials) Do you need this?
Cannon - Yes, please.
Palmer - When we put too much in it, it erupts. That’s why we call it avalanche soup
Nora - Here’s some more poison.
Cannon and Palmer - Thank you!
As they continued, they worked on related structures and compositions. Palmer put a jewel on top to protect his royal building. Cannon worked on a volcano with mountains to protect it. Nora made a lighthouse with white cotton balls for the snow and doilies for the snowflakes.
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