Over the past weeks children have thoroughly enjoyed creating beautiful art together.
Collaborative and collage art with found materials collected near the duck pond.
Using beads and wire on a wreath.
Sharpie markers were used to make a puzzle.
Children have begun to explore light and shadows. We experimented with putting flashlights together. When put together and turned on children discovered they could see shadows. We found that when we use flashlights with mirrors we create reflections of the light.
Building towers has been a strong interest in our classroom. We are reviewing architecture books to get additional ideas as we build our towers.
The children have been exploring with Magna Tiles. They've taken pictures of them as well as built with them.
Lately, we have been doing several activities in the classroom. We have had some fun with different building materials and creating some interesting structures. We have been painting with cookie cutters and evergreen branches from the bushes outside. It was an interesting experience to watch them paint with the branches instead of paint brushes. Some of the kids have also been making some interesting racetracks using blocks and other materials.
The kids have also been working on photo books. They are writing descriptions of the pictures they took that will be put into our books. We have worked on the construction part of our photo book and used glue to attach the outside and inside cover papers to the boards. We will continue to work on the books.
We did some more work with light and shadows and created a shadow box using a flashlight. The children got to experiment with my own digital camera and take pictures of the different shadows they created in the box. We also took some great pictures of the sunflowers outside on the playground! The pictures above are all child taken photographs.
We continued our exploration of camera with some work in the studio of lights and shadows. Mr. Bryan helped us with looking in mirrors to see different reflections as well as lights to see shadows. The children took some great pictures. We also studied our shadows outside using chalk to draw them and watered down paint to spray them.
We continued to discover with playdoh today using popsicle sticks to create different sculptures. The children also enjoyed some time in the studio with Mr. Bryan painting with sticks and exploring with different types of nature materials.
Thursday we continued to experiment with different types of food including rice and garbanzo beans. The kids used glue to make the beans stick to the paper and create their own artworks. It was fun to watch them experiment with the glue bottles and learn about how glue works.