“A ladder to the clouds”
M – The sun took the mountain away but now there are no clouds.
R – So tell me about the clouds
L – Clouds are white
A – A little bird has a house inside clouds. It cracks open and the bird comes out
M – It breaks the bird
A – No it doesn’t, clouds are nice
R – What noise does it make when the cloud breaks open?
M – It goes ‘boop’
L – Not big black clouds. They go ‘boom’.
R – Tell me about the big black clouds
M – They take heavy rain up into the sky
L – Yes and there is a pink sky before a thunderstorm
M – It makes a loud loud noise (all children make thunder noises)
A – It comes from the sky
L – My cat hides. He gets scared
A – When it thunders the birds come out of their houses and go into the trees
M – They go on a bird plane with their kids to go and visit Grandma in California
R – What is it like inside a cloud
L – HOT, no cold. I don’t know
M – It is hot because of the sun
A – They fly away from the sun
R – The clouds?
A – Yes
L – They don’t fly, they slide
M – They don’t have wings so they can’t fly
A – The sun moves the clouds. Then they come back. That helps
I am thinking now about how to develop the cloud idea further. They are really excited about it and are looking at clouds and talking about their theories.