"Can we save this?" - Jack
We all agreed to save the structure so that it would be in the classroom on Friday morning. Unfortunately, after hours, we remembered that something would be happening in our classroom the next morning, and we would actually have to deconstruct the structure before Jack, Janie, and Giacomo could return to the classroom.
Revisiting our work the next day (12.13.19)
The idea for helping Jack remember his structure was to create a book with photographs of his work. We included photos from every angle, close-up photos of the details, and the photograph that Cedar requested to take of Jack's structure. The idea was to explain the situation to Jack and invite him to use this tool to "recreate" his structure. We also wanted to ask him to invite others to assist him.
"But I don't remember everything that I used." - Jack
Friday morning, during morning meeting, we explained everything to the whole group.
"Jack, I want to invite you to revisit and recreate your structure if you'd like to." - Elyse
"But, I don't remember everything that I used." - Jack
"Well, we made this book for you that includes many photos of your work that you did with Janie and Giacomo." - Elyse
"But, I cannot see the little things." - Jack
"We included photos of it from every side, and some close up photos of your details." - Elyse
"Oh, okay." - Jack
"I'd like to have you invite some friends to help you." - Elyse
"Okay, I want to ask Cedar." - Jack
"And me too!" - Reed
"And me!" - Jane
"I want to help Jack." - Giacomo
Blocks in the outdoor classroom 12.12 and 12.13
This was the first day that we used the large blocks while we were in the outdoor classroom. They require strength, stability, and some determination. The children also collected rocks and stones to add to their pathway, and this required even more strength and a bit of team work.
"We're making a choo-choo!" - Cedar (Day 2 - 12.13)
"We did it [our first floor puzzle]!" - Group