As part of our morning meeting today we read A Rainbow of My Own, courtesy of Lucia and her family. It was undoubtedly on point with our ongoing interest and investigation into rainbows, colors, light, clouds, and even a recent introduction of flowers. Thank you so very much, Kim and Lucia for sharing this book with us!
If you were a rainbow, where would you hide?
SYLVIE: Under the clouds.
JANE: I'll hide in a box.
JANIE: I will hide under a tall box.
GIACOMO: I will hide in my house.
MAXON: I'll hide in a dragon's mouth.
LUCIA: I will hide in a cheetah's mouth.
CEDAR: Under a bush.
JANIE: I'm going to hide in a lion's mouth.
Where do you think the rainbow in our room hides?
LUCIA; Behind that big screen (shadow screen).
CEDAR; Up there (points at window), the rainbows under there (the shade).
SYLVIE: The rainbow is the book.
GIACOMO: The rainbows are in...are on the books.
MAXON; I wish I could be an astronaut and I could fly to capture our rainbow (it hides in space?).
JANE: The castle.
GIACOMO: It's not a castle, it's a tree stump.
Creating wire flowers for our birthday gift:
On more than one occasion, the children have been heard chanting "we are flowers," while belly down on the green rug or what we are calling "the grass." So, we proposed the idea of making a bouquet of flowers for our Rainey Room B birthday gifts. The children were pleased with the idea and so it begins. Jane and Gicacomo's birthdays are not far off in early December. Jane (and Jordan) are on December 3rd and Giacomo's birthday is the following day, on December 4th. For these bouquets we are using the language of wire to wrap (and thread) around other materials such as paper, cloth, beads, and buttons.
"Is there a garden for this?" -Maxon
"Do we have a garden?" -Janie
Continuing our investigation of the qualities of light in materials: What is material density, opacity, translucency, and transparency