Friday, January 24, 2020

Cereal Box Fort XII

It's 12' long, 8' high and 5' 5" wide.  There is one door, a large window and lots of little windows to let in natural light. 
The library and the writing center are inside the fort.  
And how many boxes?  281

From years past...





Thursday, January 23, 2020

Chinese New year Lion Dance

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Winds of Winter

The leaves on the garden bulletin board have fallen and a blanket of snow covers the grass.  Pete is looking for some snowy friends to join him.  

Monday, January 20, 2020

Peace by Pieces

Peace by Pieces
Nathan Sawaya

"What does it take to create Peace? All the colors in the world working together, of course! This sculpture was created using thousands of recycled bricks."

Nathan Sawaya
The Art of the Brick

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Mass Extinction

Students will be tracing, coloring and cutting out dinosaurs for our bulletin board.  

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Aboriginal Art 2020

Last week our MWF preK classes experienced the wonders of Australia.  We learned where Australia is located, we talked about the equator, created some Aboriginal art and much more.  When we talk about our world, we introduce many concepts.  The children are learning what an island is, we talk about the oceans and how would we travel. Our discussion is also that there are children, families, mommies and daddies all over the world.  When we look at a country on the map, we ask the children if they think the children are awake or sleeping. 

The children discovered that Mrs. Q is terrible at accents but that an accent is when someone sounds different than what you are used to.  We have an accent!  We would sound different to someone from Australia. 
They worked really hard on their Aboriginal art, too!

A book about Australia...

Aboriginal art...

We traced each child's hand on recycled brown paper bags and packing paper.

We will have more aboriginal art next week at the easel.  Animal shapes, markers and dot markers.  Have a g'day mate!