This week in art kindergarteners got to see how the lines we learned about in our last project connect to make shapes. We practiced drawing these shapes so that next week when we officially start our new project we will be pros at drawing shapes!
All the kindergarteners hard work has paid off, and Windsor now has it's very own pumpkin patch! After listening to the story "The Bumpy Little Pumpkin," by Margery Cuyler (click on the book title to find it at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library), the kindergarteners were given clay and made their very own bumpy little pumpkins. If you are at Windsor make sure you stop by the patch to see all the little pumpkins!
well, not real pumpkins at least...this week the kindergarteners finished their pumpkin patch paintings, and they are amazing! I am so impressed by the skill level of my kindergarten artists. After finishing the paintings, kindergarteners were given a special "seed" (Model Magic clay) and told to form the shape of a pumpkin. Once our pumpkins are painted, Ms. K has a Windsor pumpkin patch all set up so the pumpkins have a home. In the mean time if you're visiting Windsor be sure to visit the commons to see the pumpkin patch paintings.
The kindergarten pumpkin paintings are looking so beautiful with all their mixed colors! The paintings are just about finished. Now that we know which primary colors to mix to get certain colors, we will spend the week finishing painting.