September 09th, 2022
What is happening next to our outdoor classroom?
As we walked out to the outdoor classroom on Friday morning, the children immediately heard loud noises coming from behind the fence. In order to further investigate, Hugh and Wilder climbed up the rope ladder. They quickly informed their friends of their observations:
They’re cutting it down (pointing to the top of the tree). - Wilder
The saw must be a big gigantic saw connected to the thing... (pointing to the crane) - Hugh
To the tree to cut things of. - Michael
This is my first time seeing someone cutting a tree. Did you see that? It fell down in a terrific speed. We heard it crack. - Wilder
Michael, Jade, Cape and Luke were curious as well and joined Hugh and Wilder on the structure to observe the work that was going on in the alley behind our outdoor classroom.
After multiple branches were cut down by the workers using chain saws, we noticed the usage of a different machine in the alley way - a wood chipper.
While the children observed the process they shared their feelings and memories about similar events with each other.
This is the coolest thing! - Luke
I have seen it at Georgetown universary. - Jade
Last time Kian cut a Christmas tree. When my dad went, Kian did it. He used a cutter thing just like him. - Michael
A chainsaw. My dad has one too. His job is to cut down trees in our backyard. We have like 1000 trees in our backyard. - Wilder
As we continue our material collection project, we keep exploring the Tucker Closet, which is adjacent to our room and serves as a material storage place for all the classrooms. Here we often look for additional materials that can support and further inspire our work and process. Luke, Michael and Finlay shared their (material) discoveries with each other and created their material projects together in a small group setting.
It is really cool! There's lots of cool stuff in it. Cool bottles. - Finlay
Like really creepy things. Like ghosts things we like, like spiders (referencing small plastic spiders). And really cool shapes. I want to stroll around. - Luke
The base (for his material project) should be flat and huge. I'm taking my time because I really want to find a good base. - Finlay, carefully looking around Tucker Closet and the material shelf in our lovie area
What kind of materials can we find in the Tucker Closet?
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