Green Eggs and Ham!
This week we have been celebrating the beloved children’s book author and illustrator Dr. Seuss. This lovely caught moment of our awesome, creative outdoors teacher Ms. Gwendolyn enjoying Room 2’s green eggs and ham. 🙂 don’t we just love our playful teachers at PCS for their spirit of fun and enthusiasm, and you gotta love her mixed match socks as well! -Mrs. Monica
Promoting a sense of self through art.
The students from Room 1 are beginning to learn who they are and form a sense of identity. We also talked about how we like to spend our time playing, sports and books we like etc. We then spent a few minutes looking at our facial characteristics. How we look and how uniquely each one of us was made in Gods image. We also looked at a few “self portraits” of famous artists. I explained the definition of “self portrait”. They each then held a mirror and looked at themselves closely. Looked at color of eyes, mouth and nose shape etc. They then painted a self portrait. Enjoy! – Ms. Monica
Wayne Thiebaud; Cake Paintings
The wonderful American artist Thiebaud was widely known for his colorful works depicting commonplace objects, pies, paint cans, ice cream cones, pastries, cakes and hot dogs. He was associated with the pop art movement because of his interest in objects of mass culture. I shared with the students his work and I even read them a book filled with his artwork. We also talked about “pastel colors”, and how to mix them. They then so eagerly got busy working on their beautiful cake/pastry painting. Enjoy! -Mrs Monica
Fun little moments
I love when a student/teacher or teacher/teacher dress the same unintentionally. Today I found myself looking at Susanna we both paused then she cries out “Ms. Monica we are twins today”, with such excitement in her voice. We both laughed. Ms. Joyce helped us capture this fun little moment. We have many fun little moments like these everyday. This is what makes our job so enjoyable. –-Ms. Monica
It’s just a cloud
Listening to the wonderful story “It looked like spilt milk”, by Charles G. Shaw is one of my favorites because it opens up our imagination to see things differently.
They then painted their own clouds in the big blue sky! 😉 -Mrs. Monica
We learned all about owls and how amazing theses birds are. I then followed up with reading to them the sweet little story “Owl Babies”, by Martin Waddell. We then got busy and painted these fun owls perched on a branch.
Painting to classical music
These are the lovely watercolor paintings the children made while listening to classical music. I told them to paint what the music makes them feel as they listen and show it through color. I love these abstract paintings! 😉
Today I give thanks for Art!
– Mrs. Monica
We looked at some of Kandinsky’s paintings. I also shared with them that he was credited as the pioneer of abstract art. We then focused on one of his most famous pieces, Color Study Squares with Concentric Circles, and made their own study but removing the distraction of many colors and only using 1 color. This allowed them to focus on arranging the circles across the paper. Enjoy! -Mrs. Monica
Apple Tree Painting
We talked about how fruit is grown on a tree and when to harvest the fruit. We also talked about the fruit of the spirit and how those characteristics help us to be a good friend. Each student painted their very own apple tree. 😉
May this fall you go apple picking with your family, it makes for great memories. -Mrs. Monica