At the Art Gallery of Alberta we learned that there are four components to art: line, colour, shape, and texture. This artwork is an extension of our learning.
The children created their artwork by using different kinds of lines. They first had to make their line with glue, and then chose the colour/type of string to use and carefully laid the string over their glue line. The children came back to their artwork over a one-week period to add lines.
When we first discussed lines at the AGA, the children were asked, “What is a line?” They came up with the following:
· “A line of string.”
· “A line of square and rectangle.”
· “A line that makes shapes.”
· “It could go straight or all over.”
· “Feet can be a line.”
· “Like a circle, that’s a line.”
At the AGA we learned how to describe lines, by using words such as:
· Zig Zag
Here are our self-portraits for the month of February. This is one of my favourite activities to complete with the children! They have shown great improvements in their fine motor skills. Also included in these photos is a great picture of Jenn and Jenny drawn by Luka :)
Welcome to our new student, Anna, who is starting in the afternoon class today :)
Thank you to Luka's Mom, Miep, and baby Jude who came for a classroom visit on Wednesday!
We sat in our community circle with Jude lying in the middle. We then went around the circle and the children had the opportunity to ask Miep questions about Jude's development. Many children also told us about "their babies" (aka younger siblings) too. We used building blocks to measure how long baby Jude is - 9 blocks long. Next time when he comes for a visit we will measure him again to see if/how much he has grown. At the end of our visit we sang Jude songs while Miep took him around the circle to let the children hold him if they wanted.