Symbols and raindrops
"I want 'presents' to be my symbol because I like presents.
Today was all about symbols! During our morning meeting we first practiced everyone's name as we sang our welcome song together. Afterwards we started a conversation about symbols. Ines showed everyone the symbol organizer that we have standing on our message center table.
After our morning meeting we got together in the studio to try out different stampers and stamp pads. Everyone had a different approach to trying them out; layering (Wilder), organizing the stampers (Lucas), creating a story with them (Hugh), making marks with hands and fingers (Cape and Lucas), or using the same ink pad while trying out different stampers (Lily, Finlay, Michael). This time was also a great opportunity to practice sharing, patience and communicating our needs and what we would like to have. Most children tried out stampers and mark making and Hugh, Lucas, and Finlay each developed a connection with a particular stamper and chose it to be their symbol. Congratulations! In the upcoming days we will continue to explore stamping and its use and meaning for us. We are excited for everyone to choose their symbol and to start making meaningful connections with it soon.
Lily: "I think I got dirt in my hair."
Especially Wilder and Hugh were looking forward to going outside this morning. And a little bit of rain will never stop the Brown Room. Despite the rain, everyone enjoyed being outside. Some so much, that they did not want to go back inside. We want to take this opportunity to remind everyone to please bring your child in appropriate clothing for the day. We are planning on going outside in most weather conditions. And we are looking forward to all the wonderful discoveries, investigations and play that will take place in our outside classroom.