Galaxy room Week in Review March 11-15

Galaxy room Week in Review March 11-15, 2019

 

 Notes and Reminders

  • Thanks to Anouk’s family for the delicious snack this week!
  • Our Pre-K Art Show will be on Friday, April 5th! Please see the flyer by the sign in table for more information!
  • Heading out of town early for spring break? Please let us know via email if you will be leaving early or returning late from break.
  • Just a reminder we are closed 4/25-29.

 

Monday: In Morning Meeting we introduced the letter Vv as the next letter of our Alphabet Study. We began the second week of our amazing art unit! Seurat was the artist of the day. We talked about Seurat’s use of small dots in his paintings. We examined close up images of his work to better understand how the small dots of pointillism work together to create a larger picture. For the special project, we created Seurat inspired pointillism of our own.

 

Tuesday: Today we talked about colors and how there are ranges and variations within the colors we see. We read The Black Book of Colors that is completely black with embossed pages and translated from Spanish into both English and Braille. We used our imaginations to see the colors. We also read The Day the Crayons Quit. For our project we painted a small piece of cardboard to prepare for the bricolage part on Wednesday.

 

Wednesday: Today we selected items that are the same color as our painted cardboard and glued them on to create our monochromatic bricolage piece of art with a word poem. We talked about the colors in the rainbow and all the items we see that are the same color. Students enjoyed selecting small “bits and bobs” to add to their painting. We read What If… and talked about the impulse to create.

 

Thursday: The artist of the day was Monet. During group time, we read Monet’s

Impressions with words and pictures by Claude Monet. We discussed Monet’s use of visible

brush strokes to emphasize light and atmosphere, as well as the concept of painting en plein air

(outdoors). We set up painting stations outside and attempted to capture our impressions of the outdoors.

 

Friday: Today we talked about the artist Georgia O’Keeffe. We read Georgia and talked about what she liked to paint. We discussed her style of “looking closely” and choose some natural items for students to look closely. We used magnifying glasses and tried to fill our whole page with our drawing. Students used pastels and worked hard to blend in the color. These are in student’s take home boxes. We also took our monthly trip to the school library!

 

Gym Time with Teacher Mike:

This week in the gym we played some Art inspired games, as well as some games with focus on the letter “V.” We played Painter Tag, Rock Paper Scissors Tag, Portrait Tag, and other fun games like Pin Down and CLEAN YOUR ROOM! I am trying to give them more running opportunities in the gym now that they have a better understanding of safe play and spatial awareness. I never force kids to run and they always have the option to hop, walk, or skip. Have a great weekend.