Thursday, October 05, 2006

Artwork and timelines

This week Violet had a Brownie meeting and was supposed to share about her heritage. First, she was going to take pictures of family, then she decided to make a Heritage board. It came out really nice. Yesterday, Violet pulled out her Brownie Try it book and decided she wanted to work on a few of them. One that she did was making your own mask. She used a paper plate, put some nylon elastic on it, and decorated it with some pieces of pretty pink satiny material. She then made a dress out of the rest of the pink material. Olivia also made one out of blue material. Olivia's is a "Hercules" outfit and Violet's is "Meg's". We also made timelines of their lives. Violet's first year says "Got born", 2nd year "Walking", 3rd year "Dress up", 4th year "reading", 5th year "soccer", 6th year "learn about Egypt", and 7th year "hip hop". Those were hightlights of her year. Olivia also made one, with pictures. Her 1st year was "walking", 2nd year was "climbing" and 3rd year is "playing superheroes and king". Violet also wanted to make another stepping stone for Max, our bunny. She had made one a few months ago for Bone, our dog. She made this one all on her own and it looks lovely in the garden. Another thing Violet likes to do is make up performances. She decided to make a Bratz show. So, she used post it notes (she loves to write on these(can you imagine trying to turn in your writings to a public school on sticky notes!!!). She also recieved a letter from Nana, so decided right away, to write her back. Funny how some days just seem so full of activities and other days, we just relax, or go to the park or library. When I follow their lead it takes us so many fun and interesting places. Their creativity just amazes me. I hope it never disappears. I just read this (on CHN's message board), and showed it to Violet, and we both thought it really sad.

Flowers are Red
> > > >> by Harry Chapin
> > > >> ----------------------------------------------------------
> > > >>
> > > >> ----------------------------------------------------------
> > > >> The little boy went first day of school
> > > >> He got some crayons and started to draw
> > > >> He put colors all over the paper
> > > >> For colors was what he saw
> > > >> And the teacher said.. What you doin' young man
> > > >> I'm paintin' flowers he said
> > > >> She said... It's not the time for art young man
> > > >> And anyway flowers are green and red
> > > >> There's a time for everything young man
> > > >> And a way it should be done
> > > >> You've got to show concern for everyone else
> > > >> For you're not the only one
> > > >>
> > > >> And she said...
> > > >> Flowers are red young man
> > > >> Green leaves are green
> > > >> There's no need to see flowers any other way
> > > >> Than they way they always have been seen
> > > >>
> > > >> But the little boy said...
> > > >> There are so many colors in the rainbow
> > > >> So many colors in the morning sun
> > > >> So many colors in the flower and I see every one
> > > >>
> > > >> Well the teacher said.. You're sassy
> > > >> There's ways that things should be
> > > >> And you'll paint flowers the way they are
> > > >> So repeat after me.....
> > > >>
> > > >> And she said...
> > > >> Flowers are red young man
> > > >> Green leaves are green
> > > >> There's no need to see flowers any other way
> > > >> Than they way they always have been seen
> > > >>
> > > >> But the little boy said...
> > > >> There are so many colors in the rainbow
> > > >> So many colors in the morning sun
> > > >> So many colors in the flower and I see every one
> > > >>
> > > >> The teacher put him in a corner
> > > >> She said.. It's for your own good..
> > > >> And you won't come out 'til you get it right
> > > >> And all responding like you should
> > > >> Well finally he got lonely
> > > >> Frightened thoughts filled his head
> > > >> And he went up to the teacher
> > > >> And this is what he said.. and he said
> > > >>
> > > >> Flowers are red, green leaves are green
> > > >> There's no need to see flowers any other way
> > > >> Than the way they always have been seen
> > > >>
> > > >> Time went by like it always does
> > > >> And they moved to another town
> > > >> And the little boy went to another school
> > > >> And this is what he found
> > > >> The teacher there was smilin'
> > > >> She said...Painting should be fun
> > > >> And there are so many colors in a flower
> > > >> So let's use every one
> > > >>
> > > >> But that little boy painted flowers
> > > >> In neat rows of green and red
> > > >> And when the teacher asked him why
> > > >> This is what he said.. and he said
> > > >>
> > > >> Flowers are red, green leaves are green
> > > >> There's no need to see flowers any other way
> > > >> Than the way they always have been seen.
> > > >>

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