Thursday, December 15, 2011

Perler Beads

Every year we make a perler bead photo frame as a gift for our 5/6 buddies. Of course we put a picture of ourself in the frame!

Working with Clay

We have been exploring clay and making clay pots in art over the past few weeks.

Looking at Patterns

We have been doing many pattern activities during the past month. Here we see children playing What's Next? with paper cups hiding the continuation of the pattern and a child building a pattern based on a card he has drawn. He then rolls a die to determine how many units he should put in this particular pattern. We have done many activities to figure out how to break patterns into the units that repeat again and again.

Leaf Pictures

In a long standing Shutesbury Elementary School tradition the kindergartners collected leaves with their buddies in the fall, made pictures out of the leaves and presented them at assemblies.

I Know an Old Lady

We tell the rhyming story of an old lady who swallowed a pie, which is a take off of the children's song of I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. As we tell the story the children put all the Thanksgiving food into her stomach. We also made a book of all the things we are thankful for and a tree with leaves highlighting the things we are grateful for.