The Adventures of Pod B...
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Conversations while Paint mixing...
Olivia: This is my daddy’s shirt.
Andy: And this is MY daddy’s shirt.
Olivia: Pinkish is the best color, right Andy?
Andy: Yeah. Look what I did.
Olivia: A little bit of yellow. It makes green!
Andy: Light black!
Olivia: How bout I mix pink? Mix, mix, mix. Mix it up. Pinkish… That’s so cool!
Olivia: Now I’ll use yellow. Mix it up into black. Daniel would love this color, he loves black.
Andy and Oliver experimented with weaving at the same time from opposite sides and had a traffic jam in the center! Then, they tried to backtrack, but it created a large unwieldy clump that made further weaving tough. They still prevailed! Later, Olivia and Fletcher had a similar traffic jam, which made us laugh.
Trial and error is a great way to learn about what does/doesn't work in any medium, and weaving is no exception. This is one example of why using materials is such an important part of our curriculum... it allows for a lot of child-driven problem solving!
Adventures in Pod A