Recycled Art

We had fun creating collages using recycled various plastic pieces. Some were buttons, marker caps, colored rectangular pieces and we even used bottle caps. We talked about what “abstract art”, is and the meaning of the word. I shared with them that it’s all about color, shapes and movements across a surface. I even pointed out what a “loud” piece looks like and what a “quiet” pieces looks like. I hope you find a great place in your home to display their art. 

Mrs. Monica 

A Private Concert for the a Younger Pod!

Today we enjoyed a special up close and personal concert from one of our fabulously involved parents and family friend who happen to be incredibly talented concert musicians!! We had a counting lesson on the strings of the violin and the cello, learned musical vocabulary, and joined together in song as we were serenaded by our special guests! 

The younger pod extends a huge THANK YOU to Elliston’s mommy, Joo, for arranging and providing such a once-in-a-lifetime immersive experience for the budding minds of rooms 4 and 5. Thank you!! 

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Water Color Rain Painting

We have been blessed with so much rain these past few weeks; God has been pouring His love upon us. I believe He has answered all our prayers in regards to the drought. In this project the children used a stick of wax to draw their rain lines, which they couldn’t see, until they were revealed with the water colors of blues and purples. I loved seeing their eyes widen when they revealed the marks. -Mrs. Monica

Cherry Blossom Paintings

The children learned all about the Japanese artist Hiroshi Yoshida. He was a 20th-century Japanese painter and woodblock printmaker. We looked at his works, specifically the piece titled “Avenue of Cherry Trees”. I also shared real life photos of cherry blossom trees in the landscapes of Japan. 

The Huntington Library currently has several cherry blossom trees in full bloom just out front of their Chinese garden. I encourage you to visit them and have your child smell them. This makes for a great family photo, too. 

Here are a few photos of the children painting their very own tree. 

-Mrs. Monica 

Fall Wooden Collage

The older pod rooms 1 and 2 created collages using miscellaneous wooden pieces along with small pine cones. They then painted the artwork with a fall palette and finished it off with a dash of glitter for spark. A resemblance of Rauschenberg’s art style and process. I personally loved each one of the pieces.

Painting Elmer The Elephant

In the art studio this week we looked at the story “Elmer The Elephant,” by David Mckee. This book has agreat message: although we may all look different, we all have the same hearts and feelings. It also reminds us that we shouldn’t exclude those who are different. It celebrates in a beautiful way individuality. Although God made us all to look different, we all come from the same creator. What a great reminder to start the new school year. YAY! 

The children then learned about patchwork and painted their very own “Elmer” using sponges as a painting tool.

Wild Weeks in Room 5!

Wow! We have been working hard at having fun this summer. Weeks 5 and 6 were a ton of fun. We learned about wild animals during our “Surfin’ Safari” week, complete with an exotic animal show! This week was called, “Surf’s Up” and we totally themed out for surfing! We learned surf lingo from our silly book, “Rhinos Who Surf” and painted paper surf boards to decorate our classroom. We’ve had a radical time getting totally tubular in every activity from the sensory bin to dramatic play. The ‘surfers’ in Room 5 are really having a blast!




Next week is our “Under the Sea” theme, and it is Room 5’s turn to lead Chapel! We are so excited for our final two weeks of summer camp!