Morning Mystery Reader
The Brown Room really likes to talk and share about pumpkins right now. A song which we love to sing during morning meetings is the "pumpkin song". Tucker Room thought us this song for Sing Along this week and we would like to share the lyrics with all of you at home as well:
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said: Oh my, it's getting late.
The second one said: There are witches in the air.
The third one said: But we don't care!
The fourth one said: Let's run and run and run.
The fifth one said:We're ready for some fun.
Then boo went the wind and out went the lights.
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.
If you would like you can also listen to the song here: Five Little Pumpkins Sitting On a Gate
Birthday Committee for Cape
In preparation for Cape's birthday celebration the birthday committee worked on creating his present today.
Earlier we had decided to create a yellow watercolor message for him. We started with three individual water color papers but in order to create one long message we had to connect them. Hugh, Bea and Frances used hole punchers and yarn to lace the three papers together. This required many kinds of fine motor skills, such as gripping, squeezing, and threading.
Hugh: Hey, they come to mine. They are connected. (while lacing "his" paper together with Bea's)
A few conversations during painting:
Hugh: Do you see what happens with my paper? It gets lighter and lighter. (moving the paint brush over the paper)
Bea: I make a lake.
Frannie: Can I paint with you Daniel?
Hugh: But how are you gonna fit it? (pointing out the length of the message) Fold it. But it's too big.
Bea: Lemon yellow. Yes, lemon. (naming the color she was painting with)
Frannie: A princess!
Daniel: I'm painting a big dragon for the princess. I'm painting a big big castle for Cape.
Hugh: A garden. There's another color inside the garden. A grayish color. (pointing out a golden shimmer)
Frannie: And it's a biiiig castle.
Hugh: It's kinda hard to get the water color out. I'm using it all.
This message was created through beautiful collaboration by Hugh, Bea, Wilder, Frances and Daniel. We can not wait to share it with Cape tomorrow!