Pod A began their process by talking bout the glue options and application. There is a special glue (Yes! glue) that helps prevent wrinkling. The children applied that glue (which is thin and watery) with brushes . They also had the options to use squeeze bottles of Elmer's glue, practicing applying a line of glue all around the edge of the back of the image.
Having all of the images displayed by categories was helpful for children to really see the myriad of choices. Some children added new images to their collage because of the display. Some children used paint and/or permanent markers to add drawn elements as well.
Collage work completed today.... there may be more work to come!
A quick look at the rest of day in Pod A
In construction, the blocks were used for a variety of projects as different groups of children made plans, worked, and eventually moved on to something else. Since we loaned our biggest blocks to the Rainey Room, some children were puzzled as to how to make a minivan. Dakota said, “It’s okay. We have all these small blocks that we can make into big blocks!”
Andy built some stairs to allow animals to climb to the top of a tall tower, and Fletcher joined him. Together they slid small blocks into the cavity of the hollow blocks. Andy said, “We’re putting blocks in to stable the tower.” Fletcher said, “We could make a tower of marshmallows, or stones. Stones are strong.”
Aida came along and added a new narrative to the tower. She laid the littlest animals to sleep on soft fur, then placed circular poker chips nearby. “It’s Christmas and I’m putting presents everywhere,” she said. “Over there, it’s Halloween.”
Soon after, the blocks were repurposed again, this time by Oliver, Grace, and Dakota who constructed a “Tent that can turn into a submarine”. Grace gave each of the teammates a net to wear as a hat. She said, “Let’s get our coconut suits on to collect coconuts.”
Pod B Mystery Reader!