This week we worked on different projects to prepare for our Thanksgiving Feast
gathering materials for our table settings and creating center pieces
We collected materials from the Tucker closet and the pantry to create our Rainey Room table settings.
Wilder: We decorate the table.
Bea: Well, because I think it would be nice flowers.
Frannie: It would be nice to put a table cloth on.
Saul: Stickers! Stickers of stars.
Luke: Jingles! (Jingles like bells)
Bea: What is the color of it? Which is the color of the celebration?
Bea: We can make our own up.
Hugh: Gold. And brown.
Daniel: It’s red.
To create our center pieces we introduced a new tool, the hot glue gun. Since the hot glue hardens quickly, we worked on creating our arrangement by exploring different layering techniques first, before gluing it onto the base. Other parts of the classroom worked on sewing or collaging arrangements that will get added to the center pieces as well.
Choosing flowers and greenery to decorate our center pieces
Because the color of leaves. - Finlay
Oh yes and those are flowers. They're called paper whites flowers. - Wilder
Oh, we need flowers and plants. - Wilder
Yeah green for leaves. - Finlay
Is this a star, Saul? - Wilder, sorting through sequins to find stars
Yeah, I have a lot of those in my collection. - Saul
It's a star if you want it to be. - Finlay
Cutting vegetables for the Thanksgiving soup
As part of our school-wide preparation for the Thanksgiving soup, we cut celery and carrots. On Monday we will deliver our chopped vegetables to the parent volunteers, who will cook the soup for us.
I cut little! I did it! I think I cut more. - Michael
I cut lots of different ways. - Lucas
And I cut into small pieces. - Bea
My mom has a knife, too. Just like yours. I try celery. Is a little hard. - Michael
Why do the carrots smell fruity? It smells like oranges. - Bea
They smell like vegetables. I love the smell of it. - Wilder
I like these vegetables! (Ines: Did you eat them before?) Yes, I did it at home, too. I have vegetables at home. I love celery. - Michael
This kinda looks like bamboo. - Finlay, about celery