We began the first of our light representations-candles! We had a discussion about where we see candles. A.R said that she has a candle at home that "smells like good stuff." D.K said he has candles in his dining room. O.S talked about a candle in the shape of a 4 for his birthday. Using clay, the students created their own candles and with mini popsicle sticks and assorted beautiful junk-they added details of the wick and melted wax and even the flame. The completed representations will be on display at our lights celebration!
|Our candle diagram|
|A.R molding her clay|
|T.S uses his hands to mold the clay|
|G.P creates her candle|
|J.M with her candle representation|
|K.W pounds his clay|
|J.C's candle representation|
|A.K pinches the clay|
|A.R uses beautiful junk to add details|
|A closer look|
|D.K uses red streamers from our beautiful junk box to create the melted wax|
During center time today, I also placed valentine hearts in the math center to have students sort. These sort boxes are actually frames I found at the local dollar store!
|A.K and G.S sorting hearts|
Tomorrow is our trip to the Home Depot on central ave. The students will be bringing their clipboards to research a variety of lights that we didn't have access to in school. It'll be an exciting adventure outside of the classroom to gain a new and different understanding of lights!
We'll be sending home nap blankets and pillows to be washed over the winter break. :)