Stories from Pod B
Taking a Trip on a Train....
In Blake Hall, we set up a projection of a video of a train going down the tracks. Children reacted to the image as they imagined different scenarios while traveling.
The Giant Hopscotch
Yesterday and today, the children worked in collaborative small groups to continue the hopscotch project we started last school year (in February). Pod A decided it was time to let the Pod B have a turn to work on it, too, so they'll be letting us borrow it for some time.
Construction - Animal World
Children used animals to play with the complex structure built yesterday. (see dialogue below!)
Lane - A bigfoot is coming to smash the whole building and attack the animals.
Gigi - (Using a dog or two) And the dog has to get to a circus, but he’s hiding from the monster. He has to get to practice, but the monster is coming.
Maren - (Joins in, adding the lights) I’m putting the lights where they (the animals) live.
Lane - Yeah, because all the animals are scared of the dark.
Gigi - Well, I don’t know if the dog is.
Lane - Big foot decided not to come to the village.
Lane - There’s a storm coming.
Gigi - Well, the dog has so much fur that the rain doesn’t even bother him. He can go out in the storm.
Lane - (With mother and child llamas, speaking to Gigi’s dog) Can you please take my baby out for a walk in the storm?
Gigi - Yes.
Lane - Good, because I need some mommy time.
Gig’s dogs and Cannon’s hyenas are threatened by a hyena.
Cannon - We’re freezing out the hyena. (Using small plastic cubes to freeze and deter the hyena.)
A little later, Palmer’s yak family befriends Gigi’s dog and cat family.
Palmer - I’m building an apartment for you.
Gigi -This can be there visiting apartment where they stay when they come for a visit.
A large dinosaur threatens.
Palmer - We’ll protect you!
Gigi - Thanks for protecting us!