January 30th, 2019
This week, we introduced sand as a medium for children to make food. Sand is incredibly versatile and can be poured, mixed, scooped, and patted down to fit a child's imaginary play. As teachers, we focused in on the processes used by each child to move and manipulate the sand. Documenting these strategies is important moving forward. Some of these strategies will help inform the next time we cook "real" food in the church kitchen.
Fletcher used a variety of tools to manipulate the sand, include the ice cream scoop, the measuring cup, and a ceramic bowl. He, like Lane, made impressions in the sand using the bottom of the ceramic container. After filling the bowl and dumping it many times, he finally stuck a wooden chopstick in straight up and down. Oliver said, "It's a birthday cake!" and he added a second candle.
Lastly, please enjoy some pictures of our first experience painting on a light table:
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