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BeatlesInvasion! (2016)

BeatlesInvasion! Session 2/Week 2 - Day 4

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We continued to build and tinker today, working hard on our Beatles-song-inspired projects. We have encountered challenges and had to go back to the drawing board, make revisions to plans, and change some of our strategies. We have made many mistakes and experienced failures, which has helped us to learn! Big progress is being made on the projects: the Yellow Submarine got walls and went from wood-colored to yellow-colored; the Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds group has constructed a body of water (Is it a river? Is it a waterfall? We will find out!) with moving parts; the Rocky Raccoon Saloon has a wall, doors, a bar and more; and the Octopus's Garden cave and octopus are taking shape!

A view inside the Yellow Submarine

A view inside the Yellow Submarine

The Yellow Submarine becoming yellow

The Yellow Submarine becoming yellow

We have a working saloon door!

We have a working saloon door!

Another structure comes together at the Rocky Raccoon Saloon

Another structure comes together at the Rocky Raccoon Saloon

We did it!

We did it!

Tinkerers collaborating as they build

Tinkerers collaborating as they build

Tinkerers built the skeleton of an octopus head

Tinkerers built the skeleton of an octopus head

The Octopus's Garden cave gets an opening

The Octopus's Garden cave gets an opening

Look what these Tinkerers built!

Look what these Tinkerers built!

Tomorrow is our last build day and the big reveal - we can't wait!

BeatlesInvasion! Session 2/Week 2 - Day 3

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Wednesday means another full day of building and tinkering here at TS Day Camp! We are collaborating and making new friends. We are making mistakes and failing AND learning from that experience. We are definitely trying harder than usual! And we are in the process of building things bigger than ourselves! (These are our Tinkering School Day Camp goals and we're meeting them!) Check out these photos of what we've been doing today:

 

Tinkerers hard at work!

Tinkerers hard at work!

Tinkerers building the base for the Octopus

Tinkerers building the base for the Octopus

The Rocky Raccoon Saloon is getting so many different components!

The Rocky Raccoon Saloon is getting so many different components!

The cave for the Octopus's Garden starts to take shape

The cave for the Octopus's Garden starts to take shape

Tinkerers building part of the cave for the Octopus's Garden

Tinkerers building part of the cave for the Octopus's Garden

The Yellow Submarine is starting to take shape!

The Yellow Submarine is starting to take shape!

BeatlesInvasion! Session 2/Week 2 - Day 2

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It's Tuesday and it's our first full day of building our Beatles-inspired projects! Tinkerers continue to design their plans and experiment with a variety of materials. They are starting to build the basic structures of their projects. Tinkerers are even learning to use new tools! It's been another great day at Tinkering School Day Camp!

 

Getting started at morning opening circle

Getting started at morning opening circle

The first structures are being built

The first structures are being built

Tinkerers building the first frames for their project

Tinkerers building the first frames for their project

Beginning to build the Octopus's Garden cave

Beginning to build the Octopus's Garden cave

Tinkerers learn to use the band saw

Tinkerers learn to use the band saw

The beginnings of the Yellow Submarine

The beginnings of the Yellow Submarine

Tinkerers built the cart for the Octopus structure today

Tinkerers built the cart for the Octopus structure today

We can't wait to keep building on Wednesday!

BeatlesInvasion! Session 2/Week2 - Day 1

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The second week of summer Tinkering has begun! We started the day by getting to know each other and making a group agreement for how we want to collaborate and tinker together throughout the week:

Tinkerers signing their names to the group agreement

Tinkerers signing their names to the group agreement

Next we did Tool Training to learn to use the drills, the clamps, and the chop saw!

Tinkerers learning to use the drills

Tinkerers learning to use the drills

Tinkerers learning to use the clamps

Tinkerers learning to use the clamps

Tinkerers learning to use the chop saw

Tinkerers learning to use the chop saw

We remember to wear our ear and eye protection too!

We remember to wear our ear and eye protection too!

After all of that training we needed to take a break for lunch and park time!

Tinkerers walking to the park together

Tinkerers walking to the park together

Fun at the park!

Fun at the park!

In the afternoon we had the big project theme reveal and the theme for this week is...... BEATLES INVASION! This week all tinkering projects are inspired by Beatles songs. The songs are: Yellow Submarine, Rocky Raccoon, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, and Octopus's Garden. We listened to segments from all of the songs and then Tinkerers went to brainstorm about building around the song that inspired them. We made plans in small groups and got to work!

Tinkerers brainstorming about the Octopus's Garden

Tinkerers brainstorming about the Octopus's Garden

Tinkerers begin to build for the Yellow Submarine!

Tinkerers begin to build for the Yellow Submarine!

We are excited to keep building tomorrow!

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