Welcome back Rainey Room friends and family. We've missed you over the winter break. Hopefully everyone has a restful break and is ready for more Rainey excitement. This week our class is a little more intimate since some of our friends are still virtual.
Lucia was kind enough to bring in a house project she worked on with her family over the break. It even has a working light and basement!
Lucia's work inspired us to ask 'what makes a house?'
They have windows - Maxon Houses have doors - Lucia These houses have walls - Jane That point on top keeps the rain and snow out - Maxon
As we discussed houses, we focused on scale? How big does a house or a wall need to be for the person or animal that lives there? At first we weren't sure so we looked at specific examples in the classroom.
This big. Then I can build a rood on top and make the area more bigger - Maxon
And we came to the conclusion that the walls must be taller than the person you build the house for. Can I fit in the house? - Jordan Nooooooo! - Lucia But could the man fit? - Jordan Yea. He's smaller so he can live there - Jane
With that new realization, we set out to create house of our own that were the the scale of the animals we chose. Rainey Room used different building materials to create rooms and houses for our animals. The goal was to make a space as tall or taller than the animal we were building for. We worked on our numeracy as we counted how much of each material we needed for the respective heights of our buildings.
As we worked on our buildings, Lucia realized we need to create a way for all the animals to connect. They needed a path so they could play at each other's houses.
We need a way for animals to play together - Lucia Let's make a pathway - Maxon
We look forward to continuing our work on building, architecture and what makes a home.