Over the past few days, our second team has been meeting and working together to construct the "Kitchen" for our CONNECTED HOUSE project.
Originally designed by both Jade and Michael during our blueprint planning phase, the construction team now includes Jade, Hugh, Wilder, and Saully.
Saul, Wilder, and Hugh met to reflect on existing designs and then incorporated those ideas into new sketches of their own.
All three children sketched their design ideas for the “Kitchen”.
Saul focused on where the food would be made and the machine that would make it.
Hugh chose to create a “cafe” space where people will eat the food. Hugh wanted to incorporate a "bar" design in his cafe so that people could eat at counter style seating.
Hearing Hugh explain his idea, Wilder decided to create a design similar to Hugh’s which focused on an eating space.
Recalling Jade’s original design sketch for the kitchen, which was dome shaped, Saul searched the materials collection and found a mesh strainer to use as a dome “roof”. Aware that he needed the roof to be raised, “We need a brick wall and a door to get in”, he first found corks to use to support the dome roof. Noticing the corks could not support the dome without falling over, “We need something stronger”, Saul searched the Tucker closet and found small square tiles to use. “These are very strong”. Saul then began to arrange the tiles in a circular shape that Hugh had traced on the cardboard base using the dome as his outline.
“Whoa, look at Saul! He’s making it so strong!” - Wilder
As the three worked together to arrange the tiles, they agreed to create a pattern that was 2 rows deep. Working from outside to inside, they quickly realized that this was difficult and tiles continued to be knocked over while they worked. They decided it was best to take a break and try the design again the following day!
Jade joins the team!
Saul, Wilder, and Hugh catch Jade up on their work and discuss which ideas are important to remember to include in the construction phase.
Saul, Hugh, and Wilder continue searching for materials that will best represent the additional details they plan to add to their Kitchen and Cafe spaces.
Marker and pen caps seem to be the perfect support for the chairs in the cafe.
How many will we need to create to include seating options for everyone?
We’re getting to do all dangerous things today! Like hot glue and the really sharp knife.
Jade, Hugh, Saul, and Wilder continue creating details for the cafe space.
They planned to include a counter to eat at, chairs for everyone, and food menus to order from.
Including Shelly in the construction plans of our Connected House.
But how can Shelly even fit? She’s way too big! - Wilder
The team agreed that the best way to include Shelly in our model home was to find a "mini figure" to represent her.
While searching for Shelly's mini figure, the team also found mini versions of the remaining Shell family members too!
Day 5 and 6:
Adding detailed food menus to the conveyor belt in the cafe and finishing the "food making and dishwashing machine robot" in the kitchen.
Please come visit the classroom with your child during morning drop offs next week (9:00-9:15am) to check out some of this incredible work together!
Reflection of the Work:
What are you most proud of?
Hugh: The whole cafe. I mean, look at that! And it says Connected Cafe.
Wilder: Making it in time. (finishing the work)
Hugh: Yeah because that wasn’t that much time but we made it.
Jade: Making the chairs because I glued the two parts together.
Saul: Making the conveyor belt because we did it to go all the way out the window and through the kitchen.