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Puppets and My Soul

Published on January 24, 2018 under Art
Well, that sounds dramatic. :) Yesterday I was so conflicted.  My  morning  before work started with a phone call concerning AECA and many times through out the day I received urgent emails and texts that…
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What Is An Illustrator?

Published on January 23, 2018 under Winter
Today we added art to the book we wrote yesterday . We were reminded what an illustrator is . We really looked at the words on the page to decide what the picture should be.…
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Making Art Meaningful

Published on January 22, 2018 under Winter
Continuing our thoughts from last week I wondered as the teacher how to tie this all together.   They love telling stories. They love art. They love music.  I want them to see how it…
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Puppets / Art

Published on January 18, 2018 under Art
We have been talking about art and storytelling .  Last night I wondered what we could do to combine these two activities.   How can art influence storytelling ? I asked the kids what they…
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Inner Conflict

Published on January 17, 2018 under Reggio
  We had a few kiddos ( 5 to be exact -out of 16 ) that needed extra help this morning .  Nothing was wrong with them in particular ( a hurt eye here and…
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Ice and Stories

Published on January 16, 2018 under Art
Here the boys are smelling Angie's coconut coffee as it brews.  They said it smelled" Yummy."  Thanks again parents for this amazing Christmas present. I love the collaborative gifts that are something for our use…
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Collage Plus

Published on January 12, 2018 under Art
As we continue to explore collage art today we added a little " plus." Why not plan ( what color we will find and cut out ) and sort by color on our paper ?…
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More Collage Work

Published on January 10, 2018 under Art
Today we delved a little deeper into collage work.  Can we collage many different materials with a purpose in mind ? Today we read " Just like me.'  After reading the book I challenged the…
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Piet Mondrian Style

Published on January 9, 2018 under Art
Still feeling my way around the Reggio style of teaching . This is the time of year that we begin to see what the majority of the littles are interested in. We listen to their…
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Monday, Monday

Published on January 8, 2018 under assessment
Today was a really good day.   It didn't seem like a Monday at all.  ( Whatever that means.)   A chunk of my morning was spent doing this little guys Dial 3 developmental assessment.…
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