Yesterdays walking trip to Volta Park!
Cate, Bea, and Remy sketched "maps" representing our walking path from school to the park.
Recalling our favorite moments from the day:
Cape: playing paw patrol with my friends
Saul: playing with Daniel hide and seek
Lucas: playing the game where I was trying to stay on the black stones or on the track
Bea: swinging on the swings
Wilder: swing with Hugh on the swings
Remy: swinging with Cate
Frannie: swinging on the swings
Daniel: collecting rocks with Lukey
Michael: climbing on the monkey bar
Jade: (no comment)
Hugh: swinging and on the spinny thing with Wilder
Luke: swinging with nobody
Cate: drawing a unicorn and a map
Book Making and Binding Techniques
If you were present during our Morning Meeting on Monday, you may remember that we discussed introducing a new technique for creating your own book or notebook.
Using a three hole pamphlet stitch, children began creating their own books this week.
Has anyone made their own book before?
If you did make your own book (or notebook), what would you use it for?
Notes - Saul
Like your notebook. - Finlay (referring to the teachers notebooks)
Drawing. Drawing shoes. - Remy
A journal. - Hugh
Something you do homework in. - Bea
For pictures. - Bea (photographs or drawings)
One of the first to attempt the pamphlet stitch sewing technique, Hugh then demonstrated the steps he took in order to successfully make his book.
I collected paper and that’s the cover. The cover is blue and the pages are white. All books that you normally read with only words have white pages. And this is a book (his notebook) to put pictures in or words so you need white pages. - Hugh
You take a big piece of paper and fold it into a book. - Remy
And I put a needle in the center. - Hugh
Throughout this process, it was evident that many of our collaborative "Rainey Room Storybook" ideas were then reflected in the work that went into the creation of individual children's personal books.
Book by Daniel
"The Book of Ghosts"
There's a mean ghost. All three mean ghosts. Those little dots are sticks floating in the sky. They're messing up St. Johns.
Book by Cate
"The Terrifying Unicorn Mess Up Ghost"
(created at home with her mom, Melissa)
And then the terrible ghosts came and messed up St. Johns.
Book by Jade
"Dragons and Ghosts"
That's a dragon. A mean dragon.
Book by Finlay
"The Book of Monsters"
Illustrations in Finlay's story
Supporting our storybook work moving forward, this week we have also been exploring mazes and have begun to create representations of these ideas in various form.
Maze work by Finlay and Daniel
Maze work by Lucas
Isn't it exciting to see so many original ideas being brought to life using an abundance of materials in beautiful forms?!