April 15th, 2022
What a beautiful, sunny Friday! Brown Room took full advantage of the weather as we incorporated all kinds of spring transitions into our work!
Painting in Anticipation of Weaving
While Brown Room has spent time working with spider looms at the light table, we will transition to more traditional looms in the studio next week. In anticipation of this weaving work, today we worked on painting materials to weave with. We invited children to the outdoor studio and asked them to paint paper or ribbon which we will later cut and add to our loom provocations. For inspiration, we added images of spring flowers (from Karen's garden!) and other natural materials to the table.
Exploring the Mud Kitchen
The introduction of fresh sand and mulch has reinvigorated interest in the mud kitchen. Today Ramsey, Seon, Isabelle and Emma took full advantage of all the mud kitchen had to offer and spent the morning preparing all kinds of exciting and zesty dishes.
Ramsey made pancakes for quite a while: No more pancakes ever again!
Emma: I stirring the pancakes around. I put it in the dump truck.
After Emma’s pancakes were “cooked,” she added them to Ramsey’s platter of pancakes.
Emma: I can do some yummy pancakes. It has ice cream in it. I put some ice cream in it.
Ramsey: No more pancakes ever, ever again because Emma gets the cheetah pancakes.
Karen: Are there cheetahs in the pancakes?
Ramsey: They come out in 4 minutes and they bite your tongue.
Emma: That’s a lot of pancakes. There’s some sugar. Yummy pancakes. I put some sugar and ice cream in them.
Ramsey, pointing to the dump truck that Emma was using to “cook:” That’s the yucky restaurant.
Karen: Where’s the yummy restaurant?
Ramsey pointed to the mud kitchen where he was “cooking:” Here. They yucky restaurant has cheetahs. There’s a bucket of bolts, too. I turn on the water to wash it away. Here’s your chicken nuggets and onion rings, Karen.
Rawls: You want some green beans, too?
Louisa: I’m making roast beef.
Karen: When I was little, I used to put mustard on my roast beef.
Louisa: I put mustard on your roast beef. Now I put chocolate on your roast beef.
Emma: I helping Louisa.
Louisa: It’s not ready yet. I need to make more roast beef.
Karen: Are there any vegetables with your roast beef?
Louisa: Yes. I'm making carrots and tomatoes. I’m making carrots and tomatoes and green beans and pasta. I’m not going to cook it. My friends are going to cook it.
Thank you to our Mystery Readers!
We just wanted to take a moment to thank our Mystery Readers who have begun to join us in person! Today Krista O'Neill shared Knuffle Bunny, Shark and Hippo, and Olivia with us. Last week we welcomed Eliza Holladay and Zeina Mone who shared stories from the Little Blue Truck series!
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