Thursday, June 21, 2018

Cheap Sunglasses












Mr. Z says grab some cheap sunglasses and enjoy the first day of summer!



Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Read Me a Story

Some lists of books for summer reading for you and your child.  

Monday, June 4, 2018

Masterpiece Monday---the child is the artist

After a year of learning about artists, sketching and painting, our final Masterpiece Monday allowed the children to be the artist.  




Monday, May 28, 2018

MCP---Sky Above Clouds IV

We like to create large pieces of art with the children.  It teaches them to work together and there is a spirit of cooperation and pride in group work that is different than their individual pieces.  Our version of Georgia O'Keefe's Sky Above Clouds IV---

Large cardboard is covered with white paper.

The morning class painted blue.

The afternoon class painted pink.  Big spaces require big brushes.


We placed white paper on the art table.  Children drew large ovals, cut and glued.  
Sky Above Cloud pre-K

Monday, May 21, 2018

Masterpiece Monday---Georgia O'Keefe

Our last artist of the year was Georgia O'Keefe.  We learned Georgia O'Keefe lived in New Mexico.  We learned about deserts and desert animals.  We used tissue paper and construction paper to create a desert sunset.

The previous week the children had cut out a saguaro cactus so these were ready glue on the completed canvas.  We placed strips of tissue paper on the table.  The children were instructed to glue a line across the canvas and place the tissue paper on top. 


Beautiful colors!

The children glued on their cactus.  Teachers put a diluted glue wash over the entire canvas. 


Teachers trimmed excess tissue for a stunning result. 

For Fun Food Friday we had Cactus Candy. Yummy!