Today at morning meeting we talked about Charlie, who will be joining us tomorrow. The teachers showed a video from their home visit with Charlie yesterday. The children were so excited and asked to see it again and again. Afterward we made lots of messages for Charlie. In the studio, we began making a Christmas gift for Ginni. Meanwhile, Leigh’s birthday committee started their preparations for her gift by interviewing her—asking about her favorite colors, foods, insects, and materials. Later, we had a beautiful tea party in the outdoor classroom. Leigh and Lou Lou brought dirty salads, Kian brought drinks, Margaret helped set the table. Elle, the host, made sure that everything was clean and started with the swing, saying “Everything is dirty. I have to clean the ground too, cause there’s sticks and leaves all over the ground.” Whew! It was a very busy day for some very hardworking Brown Room children.