oh, how i wish model magic was more affordable! since it isn’t, our friday class was the group to sculpt transportation.
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!)
i didn’t sense frustration as i watched them sculpt, mimic each other, or go new directions.
introducing transportation by the friday class:
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!
thankful for a couple of sunny days, we found a rainbow in a jar.
actually, not in the jar (as some tried to find), but by sunlight shining through the water in the jar.
then we took rainbow crayons, drew what we saw along with the capital R shape.
who would have guessed the next days were bitter cold?
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.
when the pieces of colored plastic would overlap, we would see color blending. beautiful.
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).
then was the tricky work of choosing streamers and gluing them on in rainbow order. oh, tricky.
we had beautiful weather these days…great for kite flying.
a big piece of cardboard.
remaining paint from our rainbow stripes.
3+ bottles of glue.
ahhhhhh. color wheel.