Somehow time has escaped me in the last two weeks and so much has happened. The Wonderplay conference at 92Y was an inspiration. The keynote speaker, Dr. JoAnne Deak spoke abut brain development. She has a book coming out soon, which I will be purchasing right away, her work is of such importance to parents and educators. One of the workshops I attended focused on paper construction. The facilitator introduced us to the book Collage and Construction in School by Lois Lord, which is now on my soon-to-buy list. This corresponded with the gift of richly-colored paint chips our class received. Inspired by all things paper, we offered to the children the paint chips, presented in wooden trays and sorted by color. It was interesting to watch children interract with the material.
|Though scissors were readily available - most chose to glue the 'chips' as is onto their paper.|
|When we engaged in deeper conversation with children, their representations grew and they were able to add more details.|
|The building with all the people and the windows,|