“I’m already at St. John’s because you are my classroom.” - Saul, 3.9 years
I remember, at the beginning of this year, believing that we needed to name our classroom, quickly find an identity, and always ensure that we were connected to the life of the school on campus (which is still important), etc. We did find a name, but we really didn't use it, and our cohort has changed as we've had friends come in and out of the virtual space. We love and adore these friends, and we miss them terribly once they return to their on campus cohort, and we've done our best to remain connected to our on-campus friends. However, despite the distance and ever changing circumstances of our classroom, Saul and I have found a home in each other. I am his classroom and he is mine!
The unusual nature of this school year has lead to some confusion about the structure of St. John's (Brown Room >> Rainey Room >> Tucker Room) because it's an abstract concept at the moment, but today was a beautiful reminder that this does not matter; not right now. While we will move on to our separate on-campus classrooms next year, for now, we are together, and we are still St. John's.
“Oil pastels are types of colors that are types of crayons that have so many different colors, but the longer crayons are called pens. These are more little. Oil pastels are a type of crayon that we can take off the paper of it.” - Saul
Oil and Water Experiment
This week, Saul and I both observed that it is not easy to mix watercolors and oil pastels. The oil pastels resist the watercolors when they are on the paper together. So, it seemed natural that we do another experiment (something Saul seems to really enjoy). We've done vinegar and baking soda (our volcano), cornstarch and water, and today was oil and water.
Saul hypothesized that it would erupt, but in the end, we had a different experience.
“Whao! That’s so cool!” - Saul
Dragon Costume Update
I have to show you! They sewed your dragon scale onto the costume! Do you remember the dragon scale that you made? -Elyse
“They’re wearing it. They want my scale to put on. Oh, I see, I think there are more scales to put on. I don’t have any dragon scales yet.” - Saul
Do you remember bringing your dragon scale to the park? - Elyse
“I kind of don’t remember that again. Our scale was different than yours.” - Saul