Projection and Shadow: Observations and Theories
Today's work with shadows reaffirmed the children's interest in size and the concept of cause and effect.
Olivia: I am big. Big, big, big.
Back in the classroom... We decided to use the colorful fabric we have decorated as a landscape for the trains to drive through.
Today we mixed a LOT of new paint to add to our supply of easel paints. Ada, Ellie, and Maren were very helpful in carefully selecting and mixing colors in jars.
Maren: (mixing with stick) It’s kind of hard. I just really need more of white. Maybe probably… some of blue. Ooh, purple! Purple! …. (squeezing more paint) It’s coming out quickly.
(At this point, Maren notices how the white paint seems to disappear as it squirts from the bottle, into the paint jar, through the existing paint and down to the bottom of the jar)
Maren: Why’s it making it smaller?
Jessica: The white paint, where did it go?
Maren: It’s gone. (starts mixing) Now it’s not stuck ‘cause a got a lot. Look at that! Now I done.
In the photo below, Ellie has noticed the mirrors made by parents at Classroom Stories Night. She swings it back and forth to watch the lights dance across the fence.