After school children really enjoy working with the wooden blocks. One of the students is placing the dinosaurs in the structure. Guess what he is making!
"The Natural History Museum" and "Sky scraper".
Awesome! Love the shape of the bridge!
I can build!
During our most recent Little Kitchen program, we did a unit on BAKING.
Baking is a great way to make math and science fun and delicious for children!
We learned how to read through the ingredients and recipe and the difference between "wet" and "dry" ingredients.
As the recipe, we put the dry ingredients first,
and then added the wet ingredients.
Before we brought the brownie to the oven, we added the sprinkles as well.
Yum~! It looked pretty and was very tasty!
In our school environment, children absorb order, beauty, creativity in different forms and scales.
Atelier (art room)
Our mantel decoration is rainbow colored pasta!
Eric Carle's Draw Me a Star was our inspiration this week.
I made a star shape with the masking tape and then the children took off from there. They loved to sit down and work on the floor. Giving them too many colors at once tends to end up making everything brown, so I gave them red, orange, and yellow on the first day.
Swirling, dabbing, hand printing,,,they used many different kinds of techniques. I just had to watch them!
Part II was done a few days later by the 2 day-program children. They used green, yellow blue and painted the beautiful night color.
They are working really hard.
Ta~Da~ The Eric Carle's little apprentices drew a beautiful star in the sky together!
The first week of the after school program was a success! The after school program started at 3:30pm with the snack. Until 6pm, the children had so much fun and the time was just too short!
We have art program every Thursday and in this September we are doing Eric Carle study. We looked at Eric Carle's illustrations and discussed what kind of techniques he might use for his books.
"Some paintings look like he used a roller!", "Brushes!", "Fingers!" The children gave all different kinds of interesting guesses when were were flipping through the pages. So, we decided to experiment on our own.
Scraping the paint with the cardboard edges on the paper made something similar to Eric Carle's painting!
The children loved using the cardboard edges.
One child thought the sponge was " magical".
And...this child was very fascinated about the design of the last page of the book.
We all enjoyed the vibrant colors, bold brush strokes, soft sponging effects, and using the recycle materials creatively!
Every Friday is cooking day in our after school program, The first menu was the egg salad sandwich.
Ms.Esther made this cute recipe book for the cooking program (Little Kitchen).
The apprentices peeled the boiled eggs. Ms.Esther taught them to C.R.P. (crack it, roll it, and peel it). The children worked on it very seriously.
The next step was to crush them up!
After putting a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon of crushed onion, they mixed it well and spread it on the whole wheat bread.
Last but not least, they decorated it with the animal puzzle bread cutter.
"It is actually very yummy!" The children were amazed at their food and I didn't even have time to take a picture of them eating. Lol!
**We use the recipes from a variety of sources. This one is from Kidstir.
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