Studio Red: week 4

Studio Red: week 4

Dear Studio Red,

What did you figure out this week?

Love, Lauri and Emily



Kaya shares his small block structure with Jackson.
Liz, Charlie, and Miles find a cozy spot in the library to read our beloved book all about snakes.
Louis and Ruth cut off pieces of golden rod to add to our large pot. We will create color with the clippings and the leftovers stems become a perfect material to play with clay.
Ian asks, "What will five and five make?" as he mixes yellow and blue.
Thomas and Case work together to repair a broken ship.
Luca uses the zoomie to look closely at a tiny object.


This week we read aloud Each Kindness to provoke a broader conversation about the power of do-overs.  When we hurt another’s body or feelings, accidentally or on purpose, the do-over is a helpful tool to practice another way of being in relationship with each other.  It supports the practice of repair and helps us maintain flexible images of one another.  It calls on us to reimagine one reality to create at least one alternative.

Can you imagine a do-over that might help Chloe and Maya feel better?

What is a do-over?


Outside we have observed such collaboration!  Games of kittens, snakes, butterflies, tigers and hawks continue.  Construction projects and machines abound.

Who have you connected with outside?
How have you played together?

A group works together to create and use an ice cream machine.

The garden is a provocation for play as children gather tomatoes and mint to add to their dramatic stories.



This week we had a conversation about repair.  We reflected on all the ways we help each other feel better when we have caused hurt.

How do we make it right?


This week we greeted one another in the morning by experimenting side by side on our rug.  This is a great way we can connect as soon as we get to school.  Messing about together also helps us get to know one another and introduces everyone to a new material: wire!


This week Jackson took the author’s chair!  He told us a story of his lost journal and one story that he had drawn inside.

What does it mean to lose something?

What do you do when this happens?

We messed about with materials to find stories, both true and fantastical.  After play on Tuesday, children took up the challenge to save a memory of their story in a small book.  Look for these books in your sketchbook!


What becomes possible when we mess about with horizontal and vertical lines?