Cate's birthday committee
On Monday, a new birthday committee formed and started their work for Cate's upcoming birthday. She will be the first child to turn 4 in the Brown Room! Cate had already let us know about her favorite color a couple weeks ago, "It's pink!" (Cate)
Throughout the school year we deepened our relationship with materials by incorporating them into our birthday present. Since we are currently working on sewing and it is also one of Cate's strongest interests in the classroom, her birthday present will be created through sewing. The birthday committee, consisting of Luke, Remy and Finlay, began their work today by collecting materials at the school's sewing table.
After we attached the fabric to the embroidery hoop we chose, we went on to the next step: threading needles!
We continued to prepare our materials by cutting fabric we would like to sew on the birthday present into different shapes and smaller pieces.
Today we continued the wonderful birthday committee work by adding the materials we had prepared yesterday. Sewing through multiple layers of fabric requires a heightened level of precision and control. Fantastic job, Finlay and Remy!
... securing our stitches in the end by making a knot.
Mystery Reader and new foods (continued)
On Monday, Bea brought one of her favorite snacks for us to school; beet chips, sweet snap peas and hummus. The children were especially interested in investigating the snap peas and popping the small peas out.
I like the outside - Lily
You can also eat the outside. - Bea
I lick one piece and I bite it. 14 beans inside. Look, it has beans inside. - Daniel
Bea's mom, Abby, also joined us for snack to read a book to us, "Franklin's Flying Bookshop" by Jen Campbell. When reading this book at home, Bea noticed a connection to one of our current projects at school - a dragon - and wanted to share it with her friends in the Brown Room. Thank you Abby and Bea for a fantastic snack time!