One of the children in Room 6 picked Curious George Lemonade Stand off the book mobile. They all became very interested in making their own lemonade. We have made our own fresh lemonade with different citrus fruits. They tried different flavors of lemonade and voted on their favorite flavor.
The children in Room 6 really enjoyed exploring the black light. We made glow in the dark slime and used neon markers to watch things glow in the dark room with the black light on.
The children’s reaction to seeing the markers and slime under the black light.
This is the coolest day ever!
I love this!
It lights up like my shirt.
It matches my shirt.
Today in Room 6, the children made their very own noise makers. They were given a variety of materials to put into their tubes. As the children picked different objects we talked about the amount of noise that material would make and why.
The children in room 6 have been very interested in making their own treasure maps. Today we read Pete the Cat and His Treasure Map and then we went on our own treasure hunt using our very own treasure maps.
The children in room 6 have enjoyed mixing things in the classroom. They enjoyed mixing spices to make their own potions. They also enjoyed mixing a variety of colors to make their own colors.
The children in Room 6 really enjoyed making their own snacks. Today they enjoyed making their own bagel pizzas.
The children have enjoyed making their own fidget spinners out of different materials in the classroom.
The teachers of room 6 at the Gilliate building have taken notice in the children’s interest in the studio’s light provocations. Knowing that they could expand upon this, Ms. Kierra approached with a magnificent idea! She suggested that we project photographs onto the wall in order to provoke discussion and interaction. Today, we were able to begin this investigation! To start, Ms. Michelle suggested that the children photograph each other so they would be observing their own work through the projector. Once the photo shoot was finished, the children made their way back into a dark space in which their photographs would easily be seen when displayed. They “played” with their shadows, discussed what they saw, and traced parts of their faces onto paper.
That was “covered” by each projected photo! This is just yet another example of expanding upon known concepts and how children may correlate one activity to the next. Also, the importance of collaboration is evident. The educators had an amazing idea, brought it to my attention, discussed the “hows” and “whys”, and allowed us to get a running start toward new concepts!!!
Erin: I see myself smiling.
Heaven: I see her hair! I see her dress!
Kaley: A headband in her hair.
Erin: (drawing) I gave her a mustache!
Ms. Kierra: Look, you can even see the lines in your shirt!
Erin: Yeah, but I’m ‘gonna color my clips!
David: I’m making myself.
BJ: You put it (projector) on and it lights up there.
BJ: When my brain freeze, it go like this (makes his hand shadow bite/smash his face in the projected photo).
In room 6 at Gilliatte we are just starting a shoe project. Since most of the children came back with new shoes they have been very interested in talking about their new shoes. During meeting we read Pete the Cat and His Band New White Shoe, one of the children’s favorites. After our story the children partnered up and talked to their partner about their shoes. Then we came together as a class and talked about all the different shoes we have in our room and worked on grouping similar shoes. We will continue our study on shoes in the weeks to come.
The children of Gilliate room 6 have continued onward with their construction project. After observing children building in the classroom, exploring construction in the community, talking with construction professionals, taking a tour of a model home, creating blueprints, and learning some of the intricacies of what goes into building the house, the children asked if they could build a house of their own. After discussions were held, the class was able to deduce that they would need to start by building a foundation. For this, specific materials were obviously required. So, the class took a field trip to Menards to buy concrete and explore sections of the store that connected to their project work.
Arden: Can I push the cart?
Cristian: A garage! I want it!
“Should we put a garage on the house?”
Arden: After we finish the house we need to paint it.
Juai: A roof and windows.
Arden: Can we make a deck?
Cristian: Yeah, we need stairs for it.
Cristian: Sand, rocks, triangles… for the rocks we need so the house stronger so it can’t knock down.
Cristian: I think they’re for the house for the top!