A few fall leaves made during Encore by Gala, Taran and Nolan. Inspired by the view during my drive from Providence to Quest. -Anne
Here are just a few of the self-portraits made in art class the first couple weeks of school. From left to right: Greer (CH), Lily (CH), Lou (LE), Abby (LE), Nolan (UE), and Adrian (LE). More to come!
I’ve begun hanging the originals in the hall to the left of the toddler room, so next time you’re at school be sure to check them out! I’m hoping to display them all soon. Each one really reflects the student’s unique and special personality. It’s been a really fun project.
On Monday the kindergarteners and I talked about cave art and how stone-age artists used their artwork to communicate messages to others. Here are a few things they noticed and learned about cave art:
-Cave artists may have used art to communicate messages or stories to others.
- They painted animals they probably hunted or saw every day.
-The colors they used were black, brown, red, and yellow because those were the colors they could make from the earth.
-Cave artists usually signed their work with their hand print.
Then the group made their own cave art:
From left to right: Calei, Greer, Koray, Lily, and Thomas. PS: Calei said the message she is trying to communicate to others is “I love my dog at home.”
Sheila, from Casey Farm, visited the Upper Elementary classroom yesterday and brought with her 18 Heritage Dominique eggs, 6 Rhode Island Red eggs and all the supplies they need to go from incubation to hatching.
The UE students are pairing up with students in Children’s House. They will be bringing the younger students to their classroom each day to view the eggs and talk with them about the daily development from embryo to chick.
Please feel free to stop by the classroom on a regular basis to see the progress and view their Project CHICK Development Wall.
In addition to the Project CHICK work, the students have been learning about the different parts of an egg. They cracked open eggs and identified all the parts. They then peeled hard boiled eggs and compared them to the raw eggs. This week the students have learned about diffusion and osmosis. On Monday, they put eggs in vinegar and watched the shells dissolve and the eggs grow larger. Today they put those “naked” eggs in corn syrup and molasses. Tomorrow the students will observe and discuss the results of this experiment. The final stage of this week long experiment will be to put the “changed” eggs into water and see what happens to them on Friday.