Celebrating Elena's Birthday
On the last day before winter break, we celebrated Elena's birthday which falls during our time away from school. Elena's birthday committee worked earlier this week and used blue watercolor paints to create beautiful designs. On the second day, the birthday committee adorned the watercolor "flowers" with the pictures of the Brown Room children to make a bouquet of flowers for her.
Birthday Committee Day 1
Ford: Maybe light blue. No dark blue.
Mimi: Maybe green (pointing to a bluish-green jar).
Karen: This is called aqua. It’s a blue-green color.
Mimi: Aqua mean green?
Ford: These two look the same (pointing to two jars of different dark blues). I’m making Elena a real house for her.
Mimi: I’m making a rainbow (as she made an arc of watercolor across the paper).
Ford: I want silver.
Mimi: I don’t have nothing (observing the lightest blue watercolor as she painted).
Ford: May I have the dark blue please?
Mimi: I’m almost done.
Ford: It’s nothing. Nothing again (using the lightest aqua blue).
Birthday Committee Day 2
Ragnar: Emma's already stuck together (commenting that he had already glued Emma's photograph onto a "flower,"
Ellie: Her gift. Me want another picture. Emma stuck together where?
Charlton: Yeah. like mine. How do you stick it on? How about glue?
Louisa: I need glue too. This is like cheese (commenting on the shape of the glue stick). It looks like string cheese. My hands are gluey.
Our Brown Room Celebration of Elena's Birthday
We celebrated Elena's birthday with a gift of her favorite flower, hydrangeas, in her favorite color, blue. Our hard work earlier in the week produced a beautiful bouquet of "Brown Room" hydrangeas adorned with our school photos. Elena shared one of her favorite treats with the children, chocolate chip cookies that she made herself.