A Walk Through the Neighborhood
As the fall weather makes changes to Georgetown's colors and atmosphere, it's a perfect time to collect things from nature and observe the decorations throughout our immediate neighborhood. There was a lot of excitement regarding loose bricks, sewer drains, and 'pinecones' (magnolia seed pods).
We plan to take all 15 children on walks in small groups within the next few days. More updates to come!
Clay Fairy Houses
Recently we discovered that fairies had eaten the jam we left for them! We continue to move forward in our investigation of fairies; the latest development is our realization that clay is a material that could withstand the elements outdoors. We are using a new pottery technique called coiling, in which the artist uses many long snake-like forms to make a structure. It's also referred to as the "pinch pot" method because of how it's important to pinch the coils together.
So far, about 11 children have started their fairy house. Many of the houses have evolved to encompass other traits. Cannon added two horns to make his house a "bull house". Gigi said hers could be a "submarine house", while Alexandra said hers was a "pool house". Palmer's was very oblong so he called it an "alligator house."
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