Room 6 of the Gilliate building has begun a project based on cars. In support of this they were invited to the studio, asked about what they already know, given minor instructions, and left free to carry out their own ideas for molding the clay into their visions of a car! These types of provocations are intended to aid in learning initial concepts as well as creating a foundation on which the children will continue to grow and develop new ideas… Specifically, concepts that are at the forefront in a given classroom!
BEFORE WE BEGIN…
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT CARS?
Robert: They drive.
Jaire: They have… at my house… the car and the truck.
Robert: They put the keys in that way.
Rosie: My mommy has a car at my house… a blue one!
A BLUE ONE!?
WOW! HOW DOES IT WORK!?!
Rosie: It no work. It’s broke!
AH, SO IT NEEDS TO BE FIXED!?!
Jamarion: They drive.
Isabelle: Pink cars!
Kevin: I like red cars!
David: Yeah, they drive them!
Kevin: The car is too big!
David: Cars have engines. Cars have wheels.
Jamarion: Yeah, and they have buckets on the top of a car like a taxi.
Isabella: I just saw two police cars running.
Kevin: Yeah, I saw a lot of cars.
Robert: I made the body.
Bri: I make yours (Mr. Bryan’s car)!
Jaire: Bryan! It’s the wheels!!!
Rosie: I made the blue one. *she is really into this blue car… who’s is it?... can you guys go see it?*
Robert: Mr. Bryan, I made the engine.
Jamarion: It’s the roof.
David: I make a police one. *makes siren sound*
Isabella: A car! A police car!!!