The Maple Room
Children at Work 10.5 - 10.9
Creating a Play
On Friday, Katie Kirkpatrick (mom of Indie Le Bernet) came to help the children put the final touches on their play. The performance was splendid, and can be viewed below. Thanks to the delightful cast of four children, and the remarkable audience.
Children continually remind us that learning is everywhere. Here's to the beauty of the emergent curriculum, student ideas, and PLAY.
This Week in Block Play
When you've some spare time perhaps you'd like to check out The Block Book by Elizabeth Hirsch.
Observational Drawings and Labeling in the Garden
While at the garden, one child replied, "there is so much air here," when asked what he liked most about the green space.
Several other children could be overheard discussing a patch of kale. Others were seen expressing concern over a pile of rotting apples. We found a 'bee box'. We explored the secret path for the first time this school year.
In the midst of their exploration, a child, accidentally toppled a stack of bricks atop a large earth worm. Accidents happen, and this was most certainly one. This prompted concern in some, fury and confusion in others. As with many things, a beautiful conversation was the result. It went a little something like this.
"He killed the worm."
"Let's not be his friend anymore?"
"I will never not be his friend. I will always be his friend. I'm just a little upset that he killed my favorite land animal."