Studio Red 2018-19

making memories of Studio Red

With our year coming to an end, we have been inviting children to understand this transition and the many different feelings it may bring. This past week we hung transparent sleeves on our clips and provided

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It’s so sticky.

For most of the year we have been thinking through cardboard.  Cardboard has helped us to express our ideas about ships, shapes, characters, and design.  We are now bringing cardboard back to its beginning, back to

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Is our boat finished?

For months we have been busy working on our cardboard boat! Each day during our gathering we invited children to sign up for a small group to add new parts to our boat or revise their

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Fiber People

Months ago when we met in a large group to reflect on our fiber installation, the group created a list of next steps they wanted to take to complete the work. We have arrived at the

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The Language of Mathematics.

All year long we have been saving scraps of paper and cardboard. We have used these scraps to practice or test an idea or technique, to collage, and to cover up an unwanted mark. We are

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Questions overheard and overseen

Questions are the foundation of inquiry.   Inquiry is the foundation of learning. How many jumps have we jumped all together? Six! Four! That makes ten! And nine is nineteen! Who might we find when we dig

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poetic thought

      We’re collecting a tree.  A tree is in our hands.  ELEANOR “Poetic thought does not separate the imaginative from the cognitive, emotion from the rational, empathy from deep investigation.  It lights up all

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Play plans

Early in the year we encouraged the children to save memories of their daily play.  These memories were to be drawn on index cards. They would serve as markers for their play.  We envisioned this practice

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What can our bodies do?

Spring brings freedom of movement! With no snow pants, heavy boots, nor mittens, children discover what their bodies are capable of as they move on this uncovered terrain. Both new and familiar tools replace those we

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Do they even have a name for it?

Viewing the installing and deinstalling of a work offers us a unique lens through which to view the artist.   That is, it creates an opportunity for us to enter into the vision and the process of

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“I just forgot about you.”

This week Avia shared a story from Studio Red.  Her story invited us to extend our thinking on play and friendship.  We reflected together on our relationships with one another.  Her story invited us to connect with

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“Maybe they’ll untie the knots.”

We posed a provocation for thought and discussion during a whole group meeting.  The children responded with predictions, observations, questions, and empathy. We are going up to the museum to see how workers will deinstall Sheila

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“Let’s write it down!”

When we think about children learning to write, it is easy to envision an end product—letters formed to create words. But how do children come to learn this concept? What does the process of learning to

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snippets.

Studio Red is a laboratory, a place of inquiry where creativity, imagination and  making meaning thrive! Refining our understanding of the Zoomie. “There’s little holes!” “I’m very curious about the feathers.”  (the end of the cloth)

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