Today and awesome photographer name Susan came to take individual and class photos. This limited our normal outside time. Tucker B opted instead to have a fun dance party in Blake Hall!
Both groups explored watercolors today.
As we introduced wire, we talked with children about some of its properties. One feature of wire is that it is like a line, and you can use it to form identifiable shapes, almost like "drawing." Yesterday, Dakota took this to heart and started making her name. Today, Lane and Gigi followed up on this idea.
(get out the hopscotch - we notice the colors)
Brooke: Do you remember that we were making a rainbow hopscotch? So it all started when the girls were outside coloring the brick with chalk.
Lane: Yeah! And we were thinking to do chalk all over the world, me and Grace?
Brooke: Why were you and Grace thinking to do chalk all over the world?
Lane: Because…so people couldn’t just have a old sidewalk.
Wolf: But we can’t do it all around the world because it would take a long time.
Brooke: I remember that Grace said something like they would feel jealous if we had a rainbow hopscotch and they didn’t.
Lane: Yeah, what does jealous mean?
Cannon: You want something that other people have.
Brooke: And then what happened? Why did we have to stop our project?
Palmer: Because it’s almost at the end of the paper.
Wolf: Because it was getting too big.
Brooke: We had to stop going to school. Do you remember?
Lane: Or maybe we ran out of numbers to think of.
Palmer: Cause it only stops at 20.
Jill: But why did we stop going to school? Wasn’t there something going on?
Multiple kids: Because of corona virus.
Maren: But now we’re here and it’s the corona virus.
Palmer: So then this might have germs on it!
Brooke: It’s ok it hasn’t been used in so long that there are no more germs on it because it’s had enough time.
Brooke: Is this a project we should finish? (Lane, Maren, Wolf raise hands in interest)
Palmer: But since Melanie’s not here how are we going to know how to do our hopscotch?
Jill: Is Melanie the only one? I think Lane, Maren and Cannon could probably teach us, right?
Lane: Yeah, Me and Maren are experts at hopscotch.
Brooke: Palmer brings up a good point. What about Melanie, Grace, Oliver, Fletcher and Olivia who worked on the project last year. Do you think they should get a chance to help finish the project too?
Wolf: Maybe we could bring it to them and then they give it back and then we give it back to them.
Palmer: How will fit in the classroom, in Melanie’s classroom if it’s so small?
Wolf: It will not fit. They will have to do it in the hall.
Lane: No, because then people will slip and fall on the wet paint.
Palmer: And they will get their shoes dirty.
Gigi: One number’s empty with no square.
Brooke: So she’s already noticing something that she’d like to work on.
We're looking forward to continuing this work with our classmates. We feel it will foster relationships with new and returning children. Thinking, planning, and working together are some of the ways we build community at this preschool. We can't wait to dig in!