This morning during meeting we revisited the sweet potato that we left in the jar of water.
Ada exclaimed, "It's growing roots!"
When asked how many roots she thought it had, Ada carefully counted and said, "I think there's eleventeen."
Olivia then had a turn trying to count the roots. After careful counting she determined there were eight.
When asked how it's growing roots Palmer noted, "Cause it's drinking the water."
The children were busy with a variety of activities today...
Three friends: Oliver, Cannon and Ada worked on a birthday committee preparing Wolf's birthday gift. During meeting when he was asked what he would like in his gift, Wolf responded with, "buttons, beads, leaves and feathers" He also shared that he particularly likes the color blue. His peers kept these hints in mind as they worked to create a beautiful wall hanging.
Ellie, Palmer and Maren went to the magnetic chalk board with Jessica. They began by exploring ramps:
Later, Palmer explored design. He intentionally unrolled yarn and spread it carefully throughout the hall.
Of his work Palmer noted, "I'm making a design. It's kinda like sewing but not."
That's a very thoughtful connection: realizing how sewing is one way to create a design, but that he could engage with yarn - which is a similar material to the thread he had used for sewing - to create a different kind of design in a different context.
Maren and Ellie spent some of their time writing. It began when Maren commented, "I want to draw." However, once she got a clipboard and began she noted, "I'm writing words." Ellie, who has also been showing an interest in writing, took inspiration from Maren and followed suit.
And outside we saw smiles, cooperation and some good old fun:
Right before dismissal the Tucker Room friends came to invite us to the "movie-a-long" tomorrow. Instead of sing-a-long the children get to see the short films that were created by the Tucker Room children.