Birthdays in the Brown Room fall right at the intersection of two of the children's fascinations:
color, and one another! We explore color through gathering, and weaving with, diverse materials of the celebrant's favorite color, and we learn more about one another through research into their preferences.
Earlier this month, we prepared to interview our next celebrant....
I got the green! - Betsy
To prepare to weave Sam's birthday present, Sam's birthday committee searched the school for green weaving materials.
With their materials in hand, Sam's Birthday Committee was ready to weave.
But first, we decided to utilize our newly-mixed green watercolors to add even more color by painting the frame, and the base for Sam's birthday message.
We're painting the picture. - Harry
She's gonna be surprised. - Benji
On to the weaving!
A few days later, it's time to celebrate Sam's school birthday!
... and bring out her present!