One of my favorite aspects of teaching Kindergarten at Options is that I get to think outside the box and be super creative. I'm excited to explore different forms or art and materials throughout the year. We're going to be talking all about our bodies for the month of October as we continue talking about who we are and where we are in place and time. I have so many activities set up that I decided to let one of our art projects jump to a week earlier :). First, we talked about different types of art. There are paintings and clay pots and drawing and statues. Statues was the one I was looking for. We talked about what statues are and then made our best statue poses.
this precut template we slowly crinkled the legs together, then the arms together, then formed the head into a ball. There were some tears as the project was rather difficult and we accidentally ripped off legs, arms, and heads along the way. Nothing a little tape couldn't fix though!
A quick review of the rest of the day:
We're still practicing how to shake hands, playing with play dough, loose parts and toys while building friendships, practicing finding letters and reading, as well as practicing drawing and writing in our journals.