We’d like to call this day a huge surprising foray into the next phase of the Cities arc, Expression. The collaborators had planned the whole day of being in the space with intriguing activities to capture the kids’ interest, but the whole plan was scrapped and it instead became a sneak peek of Expression as the kids directed their own projects based on their interests of the day.
Instead of joining in role-playing to facilitate discussion about the rules of boundaries and listening to each other if asked to stop, the kids made plays of their own and performed them for each other.
They learned the goats were heading down to Southern California to their new home, looked at pictures of the farm, and talked to their owner about their new environment.
Construction began on a second story to the cardboard hut.
Some watched Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights.” Here, Aidan is demonstrating the kind of dancing that happened in the film.
A few requested a second go-around of mayonnaise making, since they missed it the first time.
Henry wrote and directed play based on the boundaries discussion from the morning. The kids did more than a few rehearsals, created sets, and had a dedicated stage crew helping out!
Construction came to a conclusion as the second story was finished. Who knew a cardboard hut could have two stories?
It was an incredible day of creation of all kinds – and we can’t wait to see what the kids will imagine and create next week! Happy Friday.