The natural items area of our classroom is a busy area often with a group of children waiting to have a turn to play there. One morning I noticed children using a piece of dried clay as paint/chalk to add color to stones and bark. The children reminded me once again to return to the “Pedagogy of Listening” (Carlina Rinaldi). When I listen, I learn. It’s DIFFERENT to paint with dried clay. DIFFERENT draws a crowd. Other children began to gather with an interest of doing similar work. It was one of the best learning experiences of the week, and it wasn’t planned by me.