Tucker Room has been a busy, buzzing space this week! We've discovered a mommy robin in our climbing tree outside, landscapers in our neighbors yard, making messages for the incoming children for next year, building our stop-motion setting, making birthday messages for Brigitte, discussing our characters for the rat story, imagining (through the language of clay) what is happening underneath the rat holes, and visiting the newly green Gingko trees!
"They're speaking another language! When they speak to each other, it's another language. When they speak to us, it's our language." - CC, 5.6 years
"What's your name? What are you doing?" - Giacomo, 5.4 years
We're putting a new grill here and some landscaping here. - Kevin, our new friend
"They are speaking Spanish." - CC, 5.6 years [after we asked them about which languages they know how to speak]
Getting to know the incoming children
"We could write messages in clay." - Sylvie, 5.2 years
We've started thinking about our incoming Brown, Rainey, and Tucker friends. We'll post more information about this soon! Based on Sylvie's idea, the children rolled slabs, and we are using a variety of techniques to create beautiful clay messages. Here is a sneak peek!
Who are our characters?
Please take a minute (or a few because they love the rats) to chat with them about the characters of our Rat Story. We are curious to hear what they are saying at home. Who are these rats? What are their names? Where do they live? Are they named after someone or something, or does their name come from a characteristic of their body? This is based on a specific discussion we had with the children on Thursday! Please feel free to send us an email with any insight that you may gather at home, and thank you in advance for collaborating with us on this!
Imagining our underground world
There will be so much more to come on this, and of course, it'll be in Classroom Stories!
""We need turns so that the rats don't get stuck at the bottom." - Giacomo, 5.4 years
Our beloved Gingko Trees!
"Gingko!" - Giacomo, 5.4 years
It's Friday! We made it!
We love that no matter "how big" they get, they still love to sit in our laps, get and give amazing hugs, and snuggle with us! Our Tucker Room family is so loving, and we love them more than they know!
Classroom Stories Night
We cannot wait to see you all next Thursday, May 5th for Classroom Stories Night. Sharing this work is going to be meaningful and exciting. All of our Tucker Room children are invested in "The Rat Problem", and we know that they'll be excited for you to know more about it!
What is classroom stories night?
"When all the parents come. I think my parents will be freaked out." - Nora, 5.7 years
What should we tell them?
"How we're going to solve the rat problem, and about our 'character, plot, setting'." - Nora, 5.7 years