Friday, March 6, 2015

Guacamole

The full day Kindergartners had a chance to make guacamole with Annika's mom during the afternoon.  

chopping tomatoes

chopping onions
cutting up the avacados

chopping cilantro

chopping garlic
 
adding the ingredients
pressing garlic

adding a little salt

squeezing some lime

enjoying guacamole and blue corn chips

Update from Room 3

Making a Map of the 7 Continents

Skip Counting with the 6 Chain

Watercolors

What a beautiful extension!
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Building with the Broad Stair

We did it!

Carefully balancing in the Red Rod Maze

Painting at the Easel

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Following a Recipe

The five day children from Room 4 made Banana Bread this week for the upcoming Dad's Night.  We have been learning about fractions and measuring in cups, and today we learned how to follow a recipe.  
  • The children read the directions on the recipe and measured the correct amounts of dry and wet ingredients.  
  • They took turns mashing bananas, which provided the opportunity for working as a team and learning how to be independent.  
  • Then the children took turns mixing, and then spooning the batter into a bread pan and muffin tins.    













What a treat eating our homemade muffins the next day!  

The children are excited to eat the bread with their Dads on Thursday.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Visit from a Potter

Friday we had a special guest come work with the children.  Perri's Grandma Laurie is a potter, and taught the children how to work with clay.  They made a ball, flattened the clay with a rolling pin, and then made adorable faces, which we will decorate next week.  

We had so much fun!!






















More from Creative Experiences

Finger-paints

Painting at the easel

Oil Pastels

Making a Collage

Learning to use fun art tools 

Fun with Watercolors

More Watercolor experiments

Vibrant Watercolors
Free Painting at the Easel
Roller Painting with Fluorescents
Stencil & Blotters
Primary Colors & Canvas
Valentine Hearts
Glitter Glue

Creative Experiences is a great name for our Wednesday afternoon art class where children are provided a variety of art supplies for them to create beautiful works of art. It's all about the process!

While some ideas provided for the children have a sample so they can see an end product, other materials provide open-ended experiences.

Creative Experiences is a fun class where children can explore "messy" art, using materials such as glitter glue, finger-paints, paint rollers, splatter painting and more.  It's also fun to explore with different qualities of materials. Which watercolor brand is the brightest, and does watercolor paper really make a difference? These are just some ideas shared with the class.  

Each class begins with a snack and reading a book about children and art.  Some sessions include children’s books about artists.  Last week, the book, Ish, by Peter H. Reynolds—was read and throughout the class the children were describing their own ish creations.


If your child loves art (especially messy art), but you don't have the heart for it, we would love to have him/her join us for our next 6 week session!