Exploring The Magic of Mud
Essentials Field Notes: Week Three
Last week, we explored the magic of mud and began collectively designing and building our mud mansion (big thanks to Mama Carly for upcycling her kitchen supplies). The learners imagined and created a world beyond mudpies…some even served us chocolate mint tea that was absolutely delicious
We also learned how to construct a rope swing and what it means to be aware, to work as a team and to use common sense. Our learners used logs to boost each other up onto the swing and then worked together to move the hazard out of the way so that their fellow learners could swing with glee.
Hammering was also a hit, as gross and fine motor skills were fine-tuned and patience was practiced, as our learners watched on while waiting for their turn. We celebrated each other’s successes and supported one another in our learning through play.