Pre-kinders started their circle trees today after a brief discussion about Wassily Kandinsky. They practiced scissor skills while cutting out the circles for the trees. After they finished their circles, they glued them to their trees, arranging them largest to smallest in stacks on the branches.
Last week, the PreK class did a multi-step project. We started by painting the background in 2 colors. We then added a moon, and used stencils to paint polar bears on the Arctic backdrop.
After finishing a project today, I caught two of my little artists reading a book together.
PreK started this week off by cutting up their abstract paintings into strips that would be used as “puzzle pieces” for a homemade collage. We then glued the pieces to a bright piece of cardstock.
PreK is learning about (or revisiting, for some) a famous artist by the name of Piet Mondrian. His most well-known work is Composition in Red, Blue, and Yellow. It features a mix of straight lines and colorful rectangles. We recreated our own versions of his painting using cut up construction paper.
PreK spent a few weeks welcoming the warm weather by learning to draw and sculpt different elements of nature. We used play-doh to make trees and birds and bugs!
For the weeks leading up to Easter, we have been doing some fun and simple crafts with a mix of materials. I introduced the PreK class to Oil Pastels, which we used to decorate easter eggs before painting them with watercolors. We also took out the really huge paper to draw and color bunny families on! I asked everyone to draw their own family as a bunny and to be sure to include any brothers and sisters. I think some of my little friends added in a few extra siblings, but that’s okay. They all looked like really happy families to me!