Dear Studio Red,
What is one memory of Studio Red you can share with your family? If you need help remembering, look below! We did so much!
Love, Lauri and Emily
OUR WEEK IN PARTS
This week we focused our small groups around discovering new ways to explore familiar materials. In clay, inspired by the children’s efforts to flatten, we introduced printing with nature. We focused block work around creating and testing ramps. In the “break apart zone” as Jackson calls it, we investigated milkweed pods, learning how to record the parts in sketchbooks as a naturalist would.
How can clay help us understand the natural world?
How does a ramp work best?
It’s little hooks, I noticed that. It’s really white. Travers
What more do we see when we slow down to break something apart?
I want to draw all of it. I’m going to draw where it came from. I’m going to put the words in here with arrows. Charlie
Too hard. But soft. Luca
A parachute! Luca
That milkweed is very high up! Will
It feels squishy. Spikey. Miles
There’s a little brown. Charlie
Mine too! Miles
Yikes, I already opened it. Miles
There’s a seed on it and there’s things connecting. Miles
This opens too! Charlie
The silk it kind of tickles. Miles
It’s smooshy but hard in the middle. Travers
A line that opened. I peeked in! Travers
Cuz it goes slowly down and it looks like a person coming down from a plane! Travers
We had two birthday celebrations this week, Luca and Charlie Schubert turned 5! Luca introduced us to a new book of poems and Charlie chose an old favorite from a Frog and Toad chapter book. And of course, our book look time is always well loved, a time for us to read the pictures with peers and have conversations about what we see, think, and wonder.
On Friday we read, How To Two, a book that explores playing within groups of different numbers. In Studio Red, children are trying to figure out how to form new friendships, how to play with new people and those that are most familiar to us. Many have been solving problems when they try to take space from others. How do we kindly say we don’t want to play with someone right now? How do we help each other feel better? How can we be flexible?
This week we practiced how to 16 with whole group games, snack, read-alouds, and a walk outside in our park!
How have you join in play with another?
Was there a time when a friend or classmate said they didn’t want to play with you?
What did you do?