The nicer weather allows us the opportunity to take enrichment outside. Today we painted—with our feet! We don’t have many photos to share, as the teachers were busy putting paint of the feet of some very eager artists. They worked together to stomp out a fantastic piece of art.
As part of our Read-a-thon, we are being visited by several Mystery Readers. This week we were surprised to find our Reader was Oxford’s Mayor, Kate Rousmaniere! She read our class several books by our current author and illustrator, Dan Yaccarino.
Thank you, Mayor Rousmaniere, for taking time out of your busy schedule to help nurture the love of reading!
The art curriculum in kindergarten studio is one that builds throughout the year. Starting with two dimensional drawing, children then explore a variety of three-dimensional art, fiber arts, and then end the year with woodworking. The woodworking unit is placed last intentionally, as children are proving their ability to respectfully manage real tools throughout the year. By spring, they are excited to take this big challenge!
Kindergarteners have spent the last few weeks learning how to use hammers, saws, and hand drills, and are now tacking their first project—a simple sailboat.
This week’s art enrichment was an opportunity to turn an everyday item into an art tool. Students painted and printed with bubble wrap, turning an ordinary object into extraordinary art!
Today we were visited by the family of one of our students. They come see us each season to tell us what that time of year is like on their farm. Today they told us all about the babies on the farm—chicks, piglets, and lambs—and how they are preparing the fields for the growing season.
They also helped us vote on what sorts of things we will be growing in our classroom garden. Then each child had a chance to help plant seeds. We’re excited to see what sprouts this spring!