Studio Red 2017-18

Hello from the snack table!

Having snack is a time to take a break, eat, drink some water, and converse with others. This small group gathering gives space and time for reflection and connection. Children tell stories from home and school.

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“I’m trying to make this spin.”

Studio Red continues to experiment with spinners! We have extended our exploration by introducing a collection of other objects to try! The children have been busy figuring our which spin and which do not, which spin

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Our Stories

Our afternoon writing efforts have inspired collaborative group work during our morning open studio play. While creating a cake of snow outside, a small group of preschoolers and kindergarteners began naming their roles as they negotiated

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Revisiting Ian McMahon

Process is a word we use a lot with the children. It is explicitly revisited because it reveals the thinking behind the work. We have been focussing and connecting Ian Mc Mahon’s work with the children’s

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“This happened!” Jane

We have introduced some new tools to engage in the process of printing! Presented with these new materials, children are challenged to apply their experimentation, questioning and problem-solving tools to a new process. They joyfully envision

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The hardest part is not coloring it in. Beatrice

Zaarha’s creature.Lyla’s creature.Brooke’s creature.Ryan’s creature..Jane’s creature.Chester’s creature..Chester’s creature..Beatrice’s creature.Charlotte’s creature.Vivian’s creature..Ray’s creature…Maren’s creature.Arya’s creature.Sevi’s creature.Charlie’s creature.Graeme’s creature.Birdie’s creature.. Over the past few weeks the children have been drawing the final creature they created from the parts

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A challenge from parents.

DURING OUR STUDIO UPDATE EVENING, A GROUP OF PARENTS TOOK ON A CHALLENGE TO WORK WITH CLAY AND CREATE ONE ANIMAL TOGETHER. BUT ALAS, THE FIVE MINUTE WARNING CAME TOO SOON AND THE GROUP HAD TO

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Children want to write. Donald H. Graves

This year we have been witnessing the beauty of the evolution of writing. This process starts with a mindset, with children believing they can write and that they are writers. Initially children’s writing might not match

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A daydream.

In a moment of play, speaking with Mark, Birdie reflected on her own thinking.  I was touched by it, her feeling that she didn’t want to lose this moment.  In my movement throughout the studio, it

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“Cuz they’re everywhere!” Birdie

We have recently drawn the children’s attention to shapes. During their play we have made explicit their use of shapes. We have challenged them to think more consciously about a shape’s attributes and its relationship to

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