To finish up our clay bowls project, the children added a special shiny glaze to the surface of their bowl, inside and out. We discussed how the shiny glaze keeps the bowl food-safe. Hopefully we can fire them in time to use them as soup bowls for our Thanksgiving feast :)
It was such a beautiful day today!
It was lovely outside this morning. Even with the chilly temperatures the children had lots of fun building, playing pets, and just generally enjoying each other’s company.
Wolf and Palmer started with a clear plan to build a wind machine. Cannon soon joined.
Palmer: We’re building a wind machine.
Wolf: It blocks the wind.
Palmer: And blows it away.
Wolf: Cannon, would you like to help us make a wind machine?
Cannon: Ok! And Corona is going to get trapped in that little crack.
Palmer: And it’s never going to get out again. Never escape. Never, ever, ever.
Once inside a new construction project came to life: a ship!
Palmer: We’re building a ship!
Cannon: It’s going to take the animals back to Africa.
Palmer: There’s going to be a plank in case there’s any pirates on the ship.
Dakota: Here are some ‘marshmallows.’ (white dome shapes)
Palmer: Good! The animals will need something to eat on the long trip.
Wolf was also building nearby but had been working alone until…
Palmer: Wolf, how about your building connects to our ship?
Wolf: Yeah, good idea.
(He connects the structures with blocks.)
Wolf: I connected it!
Last week children spent a morning cutting out images from magazines and photocopies of anatomy texts. On Monday and again today, children compiled these images to represent a new idea, creature, or object.
Maren and Lane decided to paint collaboratively. Their idea was to create a rainbow painting; each girl took responsibility for different parts of the painting. Lane started on the rainbow while Maren created the sun and the sky.