A well loved story for some, a familiar story for others, and a new story for a few, the mythology of Anansi has been given meaningful relevance to the Tucker Room children. The book was read during our first week of school and a question was raised at the end of the reading: "Why is there no mom?" Giacomo inquired. Naturally this prompted commentary and further pondering from other children. At this age, and at every age in most cases, moms have primary relevance in a person's life. So the question became a node from which we have begun to entertain theories explaining about where the mom in the Anansi spider family might be and exploring and discussing family structure and its various social dynamics.
“But what’s the mom’s name?” - Reed
Creating Cubby Bag Tags
In interest of our obvious reconnection we wanted to embrace our symbols as a means of getting reacquainted. We also knew that identification for our cubby bags would be needed. So we put forth the intention to revisit our symbols and their meaning by drawing the image of our symbol or illustrating something that connects us to our symbols related to why we chose it, why we like it, why we care about it, or what it makes us think about. We look forward to attaching our cubby tags to our cubby bags very soon!
"Because I love swimming and turtles live in water." -Sylvie
"Because when I was in BR I choosed a pelican, and then I wanted to have a pelican,