Our first Mystery Reader
We got mail from Elyse
Finlay expected mail from his mom and was surprised to find even more mail in his mailbox. He had received messages from Grace, Lily's sister, and Aida who are both in the Tucker Room. He especially loved the feather that was attached to one of the messages Lily had created for him.
Finlay: The feather! Look at this. The feather coming out. (when he opened and closed the message)
It is so wonderful to witness these personal and thoughtful relationships growing every day. Having a stronger awareness of and connection with their room and the school as a whole, children in the Brown Room are starting to more and more make messages for friends in the Brown Room and outside of it.
This is Lucy. - Frances
On her second day at St. John's, Frannie deepened her explorations of the Brown Room and especially the message center and some of our art materials. She noticed Daniel making a message and joined him. She started using a glue stick and added different pieces of blue cellophane paper. Once her piece was covered she decided against it and started to peel the sticky pieces back off the paper. She had found a golden paper and kept it next to her collage until all the blue pieces were removed. She then added it, got up and brought over gems from the light table. She proceeded to glue those on one by one and finished with a strip of orange tape. While she added the round gems she said "This is Lucy." What a beautiful first collage!
Our first Mystery Reader
For snack we had Almond Nut-Thins and cantaloupe, which is one of our Brown Room favorites. After we learned that Frannie didn't know what it tastes like, Daniel encouraged her to try it.
They are sweet. You will like it. - Daniel
Hugh found a seed on his cantaloupe piece....
Sam: What are you going to do with it?
Bea: Grow it! In your back yard.
Hugh: Yeah, because seeds grow watermelon trees.
I liked it. I liked it because it was silly. - Lucas
Wilder's mom read this. - Daniel,
picking out a book about animals to read while waiting in from of the bathroom.
When you sign up to be one of our Mystery readers in the future please make sure to sign up on a day that is still available. Please keep in mind that we can only accommodate one Mystery Reader per day. But we are already looking forward to you joining us soon!
Natural Material Collection
We noticed that some children are bringing in natural materials, such as berries, apples, pine cones, and sticks, to school in the morning and love to look for them when we are outside. We wanted to expand on this interest and started our natural materials collection tray. We are excited to see where it takes us and the interesting items we will find. If you are finding special natural materials on your way to school, in the park or in your backyard, feel free to bring them in.
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