Thinking about lions as part of a birthday committee research.
"This is going down to Kenya, and then it's going through everywhere." - Cedar
"I'm done with my lion." - George
"I'm thinking about the colors and the lions for my dad and my nanny, Stephanie." - Jack
As we've been looking at the photos of lions, and working on Janie's birthday gift, some of the children wanted to create their own lions with the hand sewing materials.
Here, Cedar's lion has two ears, two eyes, a mouth, and "the lines by the mouth."
We were looking at a book that Lochie brought from home. In the illustration, their is a mouse near the lion's paw. Lochie said, "The mouse is stuck to the lion like the book."
"It's a bridge. The sidewalk is the thing to get to the bridge and the bridge is the thing to get to Kenya." - Jack
"I was thinking about the spinning thing. A spinning tower. You get on to a slide, and then you...this is a rocket slide. The blue is the front of the rocket." - Lochie
"A lion." - Janie
"It's for mommy." - Sylvie
As you can see from their quotes, they are bringing their ideas and thoughts to every aspect of our work. Even when we have not mentioned bridges, Kenya, etc., they are bringing the ideas to us through their dialogue as they paint, watercolor, and more.
"I was thinking about Lochie while I was in Kenya. You go up to St. John's. Up the hill. Up this way. And down here; this is St. John's. The door; open." - Cedar