A Birthday Gift and Celebration for C.C.
Ready to begin brainstorming, C.C.'s birthday committee gathered in the entry way by the light table. Do we remember what C.C. likes? A few days prior to this, C.C. had been interviewed by her birthday committee. "She said she likes the bumpy cardboard. She likes the yellow cardboard too, I think. And I think her colors are light pink and blue." Lochie replied. Additionally, she shared with us that she loves dolphins, bunnies, and the light table. Which is why the choice was made to begin our committee work by exploring paper on the light table, and to keep it a secret, we had to take our work outside of the classroom.
Exploring Paper and the Light Table
The Idea Comes to Light
"We drew dolphins. I made like a little house, and I
What are some thoughts of what we could do to take C.C.’s likes and make a gift, like Giacomo suggested?
“Maybe we could use that… like put that down, then it would be flattened it would pop up, like a pop up card.” Giacomo
“I don’t really want my picture to look like that.” Lochie
“Or like Jack-in-the-Box!” Reed
“You have to be an engineer to make a Jack-in-the-Box.” Giacomo
“I don’t want my dolphin to be a pop-up.” Lochie
“Do you have an idea (asking Reed)?” Giacomo
“If we combined— If everyone has… If Lochie, Reed, and George, and me have ideas, then we could combine their ideas into one big thing.” Giacomo
“I agree. That would be very beautiful.” Melanie
“We can try ev— all of our ideas mixed together.” Giacomo
“Yeah, in a big piece of paper.” Reed
“But we have lots of ideas!” Lochie
“We could make something on a big piece of paper.” Reed
“That will mix, all of our ideas.” Giacomo
“But if, Giacomo, if you want this to be like this in a pop-up and I don’t want it to be a pop-up, just a stander, how can we do that?” Lochie
“Because we’ll put… We’ll do my idea in the book, yours, Reed’s, and George’s, and combine them like… What— You have an idea, and you have an idea, and I have an idea, and George, and we mix them up.” Giacomo
Putting It All Together
What do you think she is going to love about it?
"The paper." Giacomo
"The dolphins." Lochie
"The things in the holes." Reed
"How it feels, the cover." Giacomo
The Celebration - C.C. Turns Five
Happy 5th Birthday C.C.!