Studio Red: week 11

Studio Red: week 11

Dear Studio Red,

On Friday we asked you to imagine what would happen if we dug a hole and put all the seeds inside?  You drew your ideas.  Share them with your family!

Love, Lauri and Emily

OUR WEEK IN PARTS

INDOOR EXPLORE

This week we created a table just for drawing.

What do we notice when we gather to draw?

What do we discover as we mix different color pairs?

Those children who didn’t yet have a turn, came to mix watercolors in a new way.  Others returned to mix new combinations.

How do we use our library?

New materials to investigate story and letters…

This week we revisited our agreements for the library.  We have been having on-going conversations about how to take care of materials and each other in a space that seems to invite hiding ourselves and hoarding materials.  We made the agreement that we use the library couch just for looking at books.  We agreed that our block space and outdoors are best for being big and dramatic.

What new ideas do you discover when you build with different classmates?

Teacher facilitated small groups, new rest partners, child absences, surprise moments, and growing familiarity create opportunities for children to encounter new playmates, challenge their thinking in new ways, and develop a deeper sense of belonging within our community.

What new stories do you tell?

BOOKS

“The acorn grew into a tree.  It grew small and bigger.”  Travers

Looking at books, we gather information.  We return to something that sparked our interest outdoors.

How do dogs read books?

We have started to look at some books with few words: those with labels or those with simple repeating words on each page.  All children are reading for meaning, looking to images to make sense of information or story.  When words are few, they become an invitation for the child who is curious and ready to reference first letters and sounds.

OUTDOOR EXPLORE

into the woods we go...

Will, have you been to Owl Tree before?  Ian

We could go own here for sledding.  Kaya

Guys, a teepee made of wood! Jackson discovers a place new to him.

Why do we call this Troll Bridge?

 Charlie Nicholson

I remember Owl Tree now. Case

It’s been a long time since I’ve been here. Will

a game a football emerged and reemerged over days...

GAME TIME

BREAK TIME

“COACH” STOPS THE PLAY

What are all the parts of this play?

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY!

REFLECTION MEETING

On Tuesday we brainstormed…

What can we do with all these seeds?

               1. Give them to animals
               2. Plant them
               3. Draw them
               4. Trace them
               5. Count them
               6. Dig a hole and put them all in the same hole
               7. Eat them
               8. Just throw them away

On Wednesday we learned of an experiment…

On Thursday we taught each other what we figured out when mixing two colors in a new way…

What can you teach your family about how we mixed one stronger and one weaker color?

GREETINGS & GAMES

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We have finished our Studio Red greeting!  It has five parts.

Can you teach your family our Studio Red greeting?

STORY WORKSHOP

We taped together our characters and glued on small details!

What was tricky about taping and gluing?

THINKING WITH A LINE

We made our characters out of line!  They are drying in our studio.

Where did you begin your work?