February 25th, 2021
A Shared Exploration
This month, the Rainey A and Rainey B teachers wanted to introduce a shared exploration between the classrooms. While we continue to enjoy our Friday fun days, we as a team wanted to do some more collaborative work to prepare them for a shared Tucker year next year. After some discussion, we decided we would introduce paper mache as it was something neither class had explored before AND aligned with a larger school interest in paper as a material. While we planned to begin this last week, the snow ruined our plans, so we began today.
Before the paper mache process, one has to create a sculpture as the base. Using cardboard materials and tape, the two rooms created designs as they sat parallel to each other.
As the exploration continued, both groups took time to assess and modify the materials they were using.
Can you cut this? I want it to be small. Ugh, it’s not working- Jack
Sylvie, use this tape. It's much stronger. - Janie
Is it strong enough? - sylvie
Can you cut this? I want it to be small- Jack
Can you use this (a paper roll)? - Violet
In the end, both groups decided to merge individual projects into larger structures. Rainey A created a treehouse and Rainey B built a castle, later turned house by the sea.
This is going to be a tallllll building - George
Hey! It looks like the treehouse has wings! - Lochie
Oh! It looks like a window! - CC
I want to live in this house - Audrey
These are the water. This is a palm tree. These are slides and this is a door - Janie
We also took time to enjoy and discuss each other’s creations!
I like the ladder they made - Sylvie
I like the ladder and the roof and the door. They are beautiful - Janie
It's really really strong - Sylvie
I think this (part) is CC's- Lucia
Ooooh, it’s like a snow castle! - Elle
You should shake it. That’s how you can tell if it’s strong- Lochie
Wow, I like it- Marley
In the coming weeks, we will spend time paper macheing and then painting our creations. We can’t wait to share them when they’re done!
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