Thank you to everyone who joined us for Brown Room's first time hosting in person sing along! The children were thrilled to sing some of their favorite tunes alongside their friends and family. After planning it during yesterday's morning meeting, we decided to sing Sleeping Bunnies, Old McDonald, Down by the Bay and Jingle Bells. To cap off the morning, Tucker taught us a new song, My Name is Joe!
After singalong, Brown Room enjoyed a beautiful backwards day in the outdoor classroom. Under the warm sun, children had the option to choose glazing previous clay pieces, working on a birthday committee or exploring and playing together. Ellie and Isabelle chose to explore some of the larger construction materials behind the Cobb house, and eventually their interest spread to several more children. Using bike tires, bricks and cement blocks, the children constructed a boat large enough for them to sit in!
In the same way that the large construction materials really caught the attention of Brown Room, so did climbing. Children were eager to try the rock wall and Ramsey, Charlton, Louisa and Emma enjoyed a long game of "gecko power" in which they tried to climb as high as they could, engaging their sticky, gecko powers along the way.
Ramsey: I’m stuck on the slide because I have gecko powers.
Karen: I wonder why you got stuck with your gecko powers.
Ramsey: Because geckos are sticky.
Emma stood at the top of the slide: I need some help getting down. I’m stuck. Someone, please rescue me. Ramsey, rescue me.
Ramsey “rescued” Emma, as they slid down the slide together.
Emma climbed the slide again: I’m stuck on the roof. I need some help getting down.
Charlton: You don’t want to get stuck again.
While building, running and playing, several children made observations about spring animals and insects they saw. Ragnar noticed a Bumblebee and Charlton expressed interest in learning about cardinals after finding a red feather in the mulch.
Charlton explains to Ford how he found "a cardinal, a mommy cardinal and a female cardinal" in the book he was reading.
Big thanks to Jess Bieligk and Kate Kegan for joining us as our mystery readers this week!