Sunday, November 23, 2014

hipstagram classroom shots this past week...

fine motor turkey time
more turkey time
color sorting acorns
making classic preschool art
investigating the new crates

Monday, November 17, 2014

press here: 6 ideas for play

Here are some of the fun things we had set up in our classroom for our week of Press Here.

*color sorting pom poms into polka dot containers
*pom pom, buttons, and circle picks in playdough. 
*making pom pom slime in the classroom
*Press Here inspired dot collage
*pom pom magnet play
*painting with primary colors on the easel

Sunday, November 16, 2014

art inspired by press here

We spent a week exploring circles and primary colors for our week of Press Here by Hervé Tullet. As a part of our weekly journal art we made spotty collages on small sheets of paper that were six inches square. We began doing our art directly into our journals but I have found that the pages are too large for the children to focus on so we shrunk down the work surface for them to fill.

Kiddos used glue sticks to layer and stick their circles of choice to their paper. Some of our circles were punched at the art table by the kiddos themselves while others were prepunched by me from various scrapbook papers and some painted newspaper.