t is for transportation

model magic transportation sculpting

oh, how i wish model magic was more affordable!  since it isn’t, our friday class was the group to sculpt transportation.

model magic transportation sculpting

we named the colors, counted together as i cut them apart (since that couldn’t be done ahead of time in fear of it hardening), then gave each child a plate of pieces.  there were toothpicks and googly eyes (so our transportation vehicles might look like the ones in richard scarry books!)

model magic transportation sculpting

i didn’t sense frustration as i watched them sculpt, mimic each other, or go new directions.

model magic transportation sculpting

introducing transportation by the friday class:

model magic transportation sculpting

model magic transportation sculpting

model magic transportation sculpting

model magic transportation sculpting

model magic transportation sculpting

model magic transportation sculpting

model magic transportation sculpting

model magic transportation sculpting

model magic transportation sculpting

model magic transportation sculpting

model magic transportation sculpting

i wish i had recorded the names of their transportation vehicles.  i know there were ships, boats, cars, trucks, vans, airplanes, rockets, trains…and some creatively named vehicles!

r is for rainbow in a jar

thankful for a couple of sunny days, we found a rainbow in a jar.

rainbow experiment

actually, not in the jar (as some tried to find), but by sunlight shining through the water in the jar.

rainbow experiment

then we took rainbow crayons, drew what we saw along with the capital R shape.

rainbow experiment

rainbow experiment

who would have guessed the next days were bitter cold?

s is for suncatcher

we cut plastic binder dividers into strips, then snipped more, then pressed them on a piece of laminate, then added another piece of laminate on top.

rainbow suncatchers

when the pieces of colored plastic would overlap, we would see color blending.  beautiful.

rainbow suncatchers

r is for rainbow kite

actually, i thought of these as wind-catchers, but the preschoolers exclaimed things like, “oh yeah!  a kite!”…so they became kites.

the first step was cutting a hole out of the center.  any kind of hole.  i learned quickly (and should have known!) to poke the scissor through first (thankfully we avoided hurt children).

rainbow streamer kitesrainbow streamer kites

then was the tricky work of choosing streamers and gluing them on in rainbow order.  oh, tricky.

rainbow streamer kites

rainbow streamer kites

we had beautiful weather these days…great for kite flying.