The girls began implementing Todd’s Illustrations in their own drawings...using markers, paints, construction paper, and even thinking pens. Todd Parr characters were also created at the easel with various shapes. They also began recognizing how Todd uses very basic shapes while creating his illustrations.
The End...Love, Ms. Prewitt
The girls began a discovery of faces several weeks ago with our exploration of feelings and faces They are all fascinated with the images seen in the mirror whether it’s silly, serious, or created with clay or mirrors. Our girls continue to explore who they are in relation to others and deepen an understanding of the differences among people so they can then begin to appreciate their own unique characteristics. Examining different features on their own faces and comparing them to friends has allowed them the opportunity to build knowledge about others. The girls enjoy exploring art through different media and they are in the process of capturing their images through pen and water colors, and “A Half-self-portrait. This investigation of faces opens a new portal where they can begin to dig deeper and ponder the likes and differences among themselves.
Pen and water color images
Look at those eyes!!-Eloise
Funny play-dough faces
Exploration of symmetry before creating Half Self-Portraits
One side represents reality and the other side… imagination and creativity. Put them together and you have a whole little girl who is so genuine and unique!!
Feelings are powerful emotions…We have had many conversations about different feelings and continue to share many books that encourage our girls to embrace all kinds of feelings they may have. We began our exploration on identifying emotions by using a mirror to draw dramatic self-portraits. When our girls enter our room….how they feel is “written all over their face”. Observing these expressions and acting on how to react to the way a person feels is an important milestone for our girls. They begin to recognize how people feel and are learning how to react and at times give comfort to friends and family… good practice for all of us. We pulled out our mirrors...The girls identified emotions and created pictures of how they feel.
Friendships and Feelings seem to go hand and hand. We provide and help our girls develop good friendship skills by encouraging them to express feelings by using their words…sharing and taking turns…learning the rules of conversation…being understanding to another friends idea…and the list goes on and on. These skills are building blocks for understanding the importance of positive relationships.
What I learned from my friend... Portraits of friends
Last week the girls continued to explore, create, and enjoy the colorful world of Lois Ehlert. This study has given the girls a deeper connection to her and the magical books she creates. The girls became absorbed in this study and were inspired to create collage style art and become authors and illustrators as well.
The girls used pattern blocks to create animals
Next they created their own animals using a variety of materials
Then the girls created their own book. Many of the girls used rhyming words !!
We left the collage materials out for the girls to continue experimenting with various materials.
The girls painted rainbows and created rainbow sculptures from clay, pipe cleaners, beads, and wire after listening to Planting a Rainbow and Eating the Alphabet.
Reflection: Lois Ehlert is an amazing magical author and illustrator loved by children and adults as well. The girls began to understand story events, themes and conversations on a different level. They began to relate the stories she told to their own experiences which make amazing connections to the world of Lois Ehlert.
Ms Prewitt and Ms Cowan
…” Within a structured and nurturing environment, Hutchison encourages each student to develop a lifelong joy of learning, to sharpen her intellectual curiosity, to cultivate artistic expression, and strive for physical well-being” …Hutchison philosophy