Bringing the Wind Inside
In our last blog, we delved into the connection children have been making between the wind and the leaves as they fall off the tree. In order to strengthen the children's understanding of the leaves' movement, we set up a provocation that allowed children to experiment with the wind's effect on leaves - indoors!
Drawing the path of a falling leaf
To further explore the direction, shape and speed of the leaf's path as it falls, we set up to draw their routes in partners.
Lily and me work together. She climbs the ladder and I draw (the leaf), then switch. - Dahlia
Did you know that FOUR of our Brown Room friends have December birthdays??
Elizabeth celebrated her birthday this week and declared that, like Nadia, she also loves the color purple!
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth. - Nadia
Noah and me can say, surprise Elizabeth! - Betsy
Nadia, Noah, and Betsy worked together as members of Elizabeth's birthday committee to create a beautiful purple weaving and message as her gift.
Although each child will receive a weaving as their birthday gift this year, during each committee we offer new materials and introduce new techniques for the children to implement during the creation of the gift.
Therefore, each weaving is not only unique based on personalized color preference, but also incorporates varied materials and style of weaving.
During Elizabeth's birthday committee work, WIRE was introduced to the children and used as one of the primary components of the birthday gift.
We used ribbon, and wire, and materials. - Noah
Throughout the process of creating this special weaving, Nadia, Noah, and Betsy were introduced to new materials, techniques and terms.
I put so many beads on it. On the wire. - Noah
You have to put it on and tie it on tight. - Betsy
Now it's stuck! I attach. - Nadia
When thinking about making a birthday message for Elizabeth,
Betsy had a suggestion that she shared with her friends.
Can we do a B? A B for Elizabeth? Like a B for Betsy. - Besty
Sam shared that although Betsy does start with the letter B, Elizabeth's name begins with a different letter.
Can we do E? Do E for Elizabeth! - Besty
Happy third birthday, Elizabeth!