"I like school this year." -Nora
It all begins with reuniting and reconnecting. We're off to a very good start.
A Developing Interest in Mythological Creatures
"Are they real or not?" -Janie
"The body is so small and the head is SO big! Because he has 100 eyes. Like if I only had 1 eye and if one of my eyes fell out, I'd have none eyes. (referencing Argus)" -Jack
"If you cut off one head, two grow back." (referencing Hydra) -Jack
"I know, I know! Pegasus is Medusa's mom." -Nora
Roll out the corrugated cardboard! Paper Exploration and Birthdays on the way...
"Boxitects!" exclaimed several children regarding which book to read. At the end of Boxitects, the author addresses why cardboard is so extraordinary, referencing cardboard boxes being made from corrugated cardboard, and concluding with a definition of corrugated: "Corrugated mean s there is a piece of folded material sandwiched between two flat pieces of the same material." So we brought out an extraordinary roll of corrugated cardboard for the children to experience.
One side is bumpy... "The other side is soft." -C.C
In association with our birthday calendar (and daily calendar) discussion, we will commence a year long paper exploration as the foundational language and material for birthday gifts. Corrugated cardboard kicked off the paper exploration today and Nora's birthday on September 25th will kick off our birthday celebration. Between now and then we have more paper to explore and a gift to create!
A brief discussion about birthdays: