We challenged to make cherry blossoms in Asian painting style. Our magic wand was the straw. We blew the watery black paint drops with the straws to make branches and then glued the pink tissue paper scraps as the flowers. Look how it came out! Aren't they all amazing?
Hokusai's The Great Wave off Kanagawa
We started the first Asian art project with Hokusai's The Great Wave off Kanagawa (1830~1833).
The children were very interested in the fact that this intricate work is actually a print work.
Long time ago, Hokusai carved the wood blocks for each color and made this beautiful master piece.
The children first practiced a lot of times to draw the great waves.
Bravo to our 2nd grader L! He practiced to draw the waves a lot of times and finally came up with this awesome piece. He was very proud of his work.
The preschoolers did the same theme as well. It was the collaboration work with the teacher. The waves were drawn with the white oil pastel so they could see the waves as they were painting and the teacher made this roaring waves with the oil pastel. The children were so excited to see how their work has been transformed to something like the original work in a large scale. They were very proud of their contribution in this collaboration piece!
Painting with the magnets!
Which shape is hidden in the cylinder?
Guess what these friends are doing?
J found a squirrel on a tree. They were just adorable!
Outdoor scavenger hunt! Our children walked around the neighborhood blocks and noticed a bird in the sky, ants on the wall, cracks on the pavements, and tree roots, etc.
We had a cool experiment with the magnets on our science day. It was a fun experiment and the children enjoyed testing different kinds of objects in the classroom to find if it was magnetic or non-magnetic.
"Magnet is MAGICAL!"L was very excited.
Our 4th project of Eric Carle Study was Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me.
Its lovely illustration and the words drew the children's attention immediately.
The materials for this project were the coffee filters, popsicle sticks, straws, and the children's pictures that looked like they were climbing (we didn't have the pictures of the daddies so the children used their own photos for the project).
Hmm..how should I make the ladder..?
The children liked the idea that they could reach the moon by climbing on the ladder. The photos of them were the fun element of their work and it was interesting how the children's stories were all different.
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