The Brown Room children enjoyed a crisp morning and sunny morning in the outdoors classroom today. We continued to work on our mailbags for Valentine’s Day by adding layers of various materials to our painted bags using the technique of collage. Sewing, which has been a very popular studio activity, made its return today as well. Children had the opportunity to sew stitches and thread materials such as beads and buttons onto fabric squares. As always, the sand pit, construction vehicles, and toy animals were a big draw for many of the children, especially Isabelle, Charlton, Rawls and Louisa.
Ellie: I made a stitch. I want some beads. I want to add some more beads. I want to add some more beads.
Emma: I did it. I stitched. I did it up high (pulling the needle through the fabric and reaching towards the sky) I did it up. I pulled it up to the air.
Ragnar: I just know how to poke it through.
Ford: I want to the tiny blue one. I got a stitch. I made a big stitch.
Ramsey: I want to sew.
Seon: The little one. Whoa. The bead. I like the bead. I like those beads too.
Ragnar: I’m making a waterfall (with the glue). Emma: I’m making a ghost tiger.
Ragnar held the pieces of the collage in place and counted: 1…2…3…4...5...6... Good, now they're sticking!
Emma: Oooh look at this gold.
Seon: I want to collage. I like this (gold ribbon).
Ellie: I want some gold! Oooh its sticking to my bag!
Looking Ahead to Next Week