Friday, April 3, 2015

Almost Everything

The girls formed a hooting sisterhood while working on several projects all about owls. I had to keep them from making pink and purple ribbons on their raptors, but you can see some of them wear the next thing to ball gowns when they come to their classes. I don't know what to say about this but I like it, especially next to rain pants and mud boots on the wrong feet.

Something else altogether:
Three are drawing from three willing models, unusual for third and fourth grade, and very worthwhile.
They've made sculptures of famous African Americans . . .
. . . and these gorgeous chalk drawings.

Younger kids have been doing a unit with Miss Melody, learning about our solar system. We've done drawings, paintings, masks, paper sculptures and cutouts, as well as yoyos (for spin - everything spins from giant to tiny). What spins must be balanced so the kids learn to walk on stilts. Learning these new skills, associating them with academic work and stories, helps with brain development, enhancing abilities to read, write and do math.

 On Thursdays Nancy comes to help with the K-1 class. Sometimes Sonya stops by to take pictures.
These kids have also been doing many tiny drawings of jungle and rainforest animals on stickers - oh how they do love stickers. {Thanks Ellie!}

Big kids do portrait work of a unique kind.

They also work on big pieces for their Shakespearean plays.
Then there are the toy makers who make their own board games and old fashioned toys, which they enjoy as much as video games. 

Painted buntings made by Sydney! Until we meet again.

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