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OUR DRAGON-Painting and working with balance part of structure


We have been working hard to figure out how to balance the dragon, cover the dragon with texture, and paint the accent colors on the dragon. It is all red now, next comes yellow and gold, and the face. The children are still excited to work on the dragon. We are behind on our BIG MONTHLY projects, because each project has extended over the amount of time I thought the children would be interested.

Next is Tim Dine Large HEARTS, I hope the children will still want to do them, even though valentines will be long gone.

We had to work hard to figure out how to balnce the dragon

We had to work hard to figure out how to balance the dragon we decided on two long flat boxes to help balance the size of our dragon body  box.

Now we have been painting, it is an ongoing project,

Now we have been painting, it is an ongoing project that the children look forward to each week. We use big latex house paint brushes.

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Is ART just a messy project?


OR IS ART REALLY A CLEVER WAY OF TEACHING across all domains? What if you could just each children to learn because it is fun? Would having fun help the child really learn academics? Reading , writing, , Math-quantity, shapes, sizes, engage the child to complete a task, problem solving, creative thinking- WOW , that’s a lot of academic ideas!  Here  you can see the children are all self directed because of carefully placed ideas, supplies and experiences. Judge for yourself.

It is getting close to Easter this little girl talked a lot about her family and finding eggs. She is 4, she can’t write a story, but she certainly drew a story  telling with great ideas.

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We went on a nature walk AND MADE COLLECTIONS, the first child is formulating ideas about nature. The second child is cutting materials for his nature sculpture.IMG_3105

What IS this child studying about the map? What makes it so interesting? Children love new things with adult like ideas. Maybe he is looking for a pirate treasure.

Art is self directed and allows the child to think on his own.

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Children learn best by doing-


Any time you can tie an activity into a learning experience the young learner will remember more information. The brain absorbs and retains more information from the brain connections of activity and thought. Tie one more exciting activity into the action and, viola! the child will remember even more! For instance writing letters on the table using shaving cream. Hunting for the letters in their name outside, hidden in the garden.
Mixing colors, pouring, using basters, or scoopers to mix secondary colors- green, orange, purple. Activities that excite the syntaxes in the brain- they light up, wiggle and extend, gaining more information- build knowledge. This IS so exciting YOU can make your child smart- Provide stimulating information, connect ideas , let them DO the task, reinforce positive thought process. EASY learning!!! Can your child improve his grasp in a fun way? Building hand strength, while writing?art 075

Can they discover how to make sticky paste? using flour and water?art 119

It is all a balancing act the child needs to think for themselves!art 063

What would you like for lunch today? Should we make a salad? art 030

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