It was wonderful to have Wolf join his friends in Tucker A today! He spent time building, collaging, working with clay, and reconnecting with his classmates! We also want to welcome Rachel, who is working with Melanie in Tucker B. We are so happy that she has become part of our Tucker Community!
Our First Sing-Along!
We started our morning with a super Sing-along, led by the Brown Room. We connected to Zoom and sang from our individual rooms. One of the songs was "Two Little Blackbirds." It's a new song for St. John's, but Palmer recognized it from church.
Last week, children in The A pod were eager to work with clay. We offered it in the studio, both today and yesterday. We noted children's various approaches to the clay: there was pounding, rolling, and using our hands and fingers as clay tools. Ideas were shared as Palmer started making a volcano and Wolf decided to work on a volcanoes as well. Here's some of the conversation as children worked:
Palmer - It's sticky.
Wolf - This is a bit hard clay. I need something to poke a hole.
Palmer - Well, you can use your finger.
Wolf - It (clay volcano)always has to have a hole. Because it needs hot lava.
Gigi - (Regarding her clay bunny) It's pretty cute.
Palmer - Look, Brooke, there's a little entrance. There's a boulder coming in the lava.
Cannon - (From the construction area) Guys, did you know volcanoes can spit rocks?
Wolf - Now look: 1,2, 3, 4,5 (volcanoes).
Palmer - (Picks up and drops an big piece of clay.) Brooke, look.
Brooke - What's happening when you do that?
Palmer - The bottom is getting flat.
Cannon - I'm going to make something tall. Look, it's the Paw Patrol tower. (Cannon also made a snail.)
Nora - Look, I made a cookie. (Adding a candle) A cookie cake. Those dots make the cake sweeter. (Rolling
a coil) Look, a slug.
We also worked on collage...
Palmer's Summer Box
Maren's Birthday Committee
September is a big month for Tucker Room birthdays. We celebrated with Aida yesterday, and today it was time to start Maren's committee. Maren had a doctor appointment, which meant that children were not able to interview her before starting their work. However, because children had previously established relationships with her, they had great ideas for designing her gift. Work on the pot was finished today, and adding a plant will come before Friday's celebration. Children were already thinking ahead to taking care of the plant:
Aida - You have to water it. You have to feed it.
Olivia - Feed it seeds!
Aida - It has to stay hydrated. It needs soil!
Melanie: What's under the soil?
Stay tuned! The final gift will be revealed on Friday!
It was beautiful outside! Enjoy these images!