Thursday, March 9th
With an intention in mind to use a variety of materials to translate our two-dimensional ideas into three-dimensional work, we have continued to build off of our recent interest in sculpture.
After working with clay, we introduced paper as an additional material that can be used to construct three-dimensionally!
Building Paper Houses
Before beginning their house construction, children were asked to take their time looking through the material options before selecting choices that they felt would best represent the vision they had for their house.
Children made intentional choices based on different properties of the papers.
This included thinking about colors, textures, shapes, and stiffness when selecting a material to use.
Some materials were chosen based on personal preferences to create a visual aesthetic, other choices were made based on which paper types would best serve as strong supports while constructing.
Throughout this process, we observed that children enjoyed using their creative imaginations to include aspects of their home that transformed the space into something that felt fun, playful, and almost fantastical. We have repeatedly observed this interest come to life throughout so much of our CONNECTED HOUSE work!
You can read more about each child's thoughts about their finished paper house below:
You can now find these finished paper houses and our collection of clay houses in the former "Shelly Area" which has now been renamed...
While considering the new additions to “Shelly Area”, the whole class discussed ideas about renaming this classroom space and came up with some great ideas:
Cate: Connected town
Wilder: Connected neighborhood
Hugh: Shelly’s neighborhood
Saul: Shelly’s world
Wilder: Mini world
Cate: Mini town
The group unanimously voted to choose MINI TOWN as the new name for this exciting space.
It’s kind of like small world. - Wilder
Shelly area is kind of like a neighborhood now! - Lily
Neighborhoods are a mini town. - Hugh
It’s a town, that’s mini. - Cate
We're very excited to expand on this growing interest in NEIGHBORHOODS, including learning more about our own school neighborhood in Georgetown.
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