Monday, September 19, 2011

a symbol in a thimble

As we head into our second full week of the school year I'm struck by the creativity and collaboration that has already surfaced within the group of children. In moving through the photos and images of the week, I can't help but notice the symbolic representation. Children have given meaning to objects and innovations big and small. There have been volcanic cones, telephone blocks, along with much more below.

On the first day of school, the natural materials displayed on the table went untouched and by the fifth day children were creating, sculpting, and giving meaning to the creations. This is "the ant house."

Each day during outdoor play a handful of children run to the sidewalk chalk bucket. This ship is holding everyone in the class and is heading to Manhattan.

New York City was built in a day, at least in our class. The complexity, evident in every nook and cranny of the structure took my breath away. This being a reality after a few days of school, given meaning, and built by a team of three. The possibilities for the year are exciting to say the least.

An moment I feel lucky to have captured.

This year is ripe for project potential and I'm already looking forward to the possibilities.

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