Monday, February 24, 2020

24 February 2020

"Creativity is contagious, pass it on," said Albert Einstein.  It is all about creativity in our classroom, especially during our Art Studio month.  Beginning this week, our art studio will begin to feature some fun process art,, meaning the activity will mainly be about the hands-on exploration of color and texture and line and shape where an end product may or may not be expected.  These stations will be open to the children to freely explore.  Stay tuned.

At morning meeting we had our tweet and greet.  We introduced the letter L and talked about our changing classroom.  We had a small discussion about what ART is.  We learned that it is anything our mind can create that appeals to our emotions and senses, and that it can be a pretty diverse range of activities.

Our snack today was hummus, crackers and carrots.  After snack we read The Lion and the Little Red Bird, which is the lovely tale of a friendship that develops between a bird and a lion when the bird becomes perplexed about why the Lion's tale changes color each morning.  A great story to kick off our art unit.

We worked on our Letter L page and then headed straight for the door to get out into the spring-like day.  We took out horses and colored blocks.  We played in the sandbox and slid down the slide.  We also hopped about on our colorful stepping stones. We stayed outdoors for some extra minutes today just to soak up all the sunshine we could.

After lunch we explored the Rainforest and did some building in the math room.  We ended our day back outdoors in the school yard.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Fun Friday! Today we explored centers and put out some fresh art supplies to go with our Art Studio in dramatic play.

We worked on some art projects and listened to a special story from Miss Pam that she brought to share with us!

We had fun in the cold sunshine on the playground.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thursday, February 20th 2020

Terrific Thursday! We began our day exploring centers. We had two special art centers this morning that are helping us kick off our upcoming art unit. One of them will be a family fundraiser.

We also started to set up out Art Studio in dramatic play. Abouna visited for chapel again. 

For snack we had grapes, carrots and fruit bars. Then we headed outside into the cold sunshine.

This afternoon we had a very special visitor, Gigi! Gigi is a student grandmother. She read The Snowy Day and then lead a fun art activity making our very own snowy day. Boy did that make us wish for some snow of our own to play in!

Miss Pam was in today and will be back again for Fun Friday tomorrow.

Please remember to complete and return your Art Museum field trip forms and payment.