Our Morning Meeting was influenced but the question a few children had for us: Where is Daniel?
Daniel and his family tested positive for Covid-19 and have been quarantining at home. The LaVecchia family is doing fine and only the parents are showing mild symptoms. The Brown Room children noticed Daniel's absence and were wondering about him. Finlay knew and informed the class about Daniel's diagnosis.
Wait! Daniel is not feeling well? - Hugh
We shared what we already knew about bees...
It has stripes. And it has wings. And it stings (Finlay)
It has ears. (Frances) - No, they don't have ears. (Bea) - They have antennas. (Hugh)
Yellow. (Bea) - Black (Finlay) - Purple (Frances)
Do you know bumblebees like pretty flowers? (Finlay)
I want to draw a mail package. - Frances
Daniel's finished Bumblebee
A Lemonade Stand - Cheers!
Anyone want some of my famous lemonade? - Finlay
Today a new kind of role play emerged - selling and buying. Finlay used materials from the light table shelf to make "Lemonade" with "chocolate chips. But you can't see them. And frosting" (small clear gems) on top. He lined the 'glasses with lemonade' up on top of a shelf and asked the room who would like to buy lemonade and it costs "Only 1 dollar!".
Before Bea 'bought' a lemonade for herself she used scissors to cut a piece of paper into long strips, folded it up and used those as "money". Round puzzle pieces and hexagon shapes from the light table were used as coins or money as well.
"That's all of them that I have. Sorry!" - Finlay
After Finlay ran out of lemonade Hugh decided to take over and offer food to the class. This time Finlay bought grapes, vegetables, french fries and "All the things. All the food" (Hugh). Hugh explained that it is not a store anymore - "This is a restaurant. He's eating at the restaurant. He's not buying. He's eating." Before we left the classroom to eat snack in the studio, Hugh pointed out to us that the message center is now a table for eating in his restaurant and the light table shelf is "where you give the food to eat."
We are excited to see what everyone will create, cook or sell next.