Kindergarden Canvas

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle

Special Art Activity

Ronen’s grandma, who is a professional artist, came in this morning and showed us some of her work. She also brought in a large canvas and acrylic paints for the class to make our own painting. First we practised sketching ducks:

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We then took turns painting:

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Here is our finished canvas:

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Insects

We are continuing to do a lot of Smartboard activities pertaining to insects.

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Here is a photo from Friday’s iPad session:

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Our First Digital Book

Our First Digital Book

On Friday Callum brought a dead wasp to school.  This inspired a lot of discussion about insects.  I thought I’d harness the interest and get the class to demonstrate what they’ve learned to date by creating a class digital book.  I used an iPad and had children sit with me one on one and use the app StoryKit.  Here’s our book: Insects.

http://iphone.childrenslibrary.org/cgi-bin/view.py?b=flp5chcxgdqf7dedx74e

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Henri Matisse

We viewed a video to learn about
Icarus then reproduced Matisse’s Icarus collage.

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Georgia O’Keeffe

Adam brought us some tulips this morning.

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The flowers inspired me to do a Georgia O’Keeffe art lesson. We used chalk pastels as a medium. I encouraged the class to draw a picture from the perspective of an insect.

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Earth Day

Ms. McKnight did the following Earth Day project last week.

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iPads

This morning instead of printing and word work I introduced the class to spelling programs on our school iPads. I taught the class how to navigate an
iPad: become familiar with the home button, volume and mute button scrolling, and how to close windows.

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We spent 45 minutes using spelling programs. Everyone was focused and listened to my directives so I then gave them 15 minutes to play any of the games on the iPad.

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Earth Day Video for Kids

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Earth Day Kindergarten Movie

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Earth Day

Nightingale is having an Earth Day assembly Thursday morning at 9:15 am. Family members are welcome to attend.

This morning we discussed how we can help the Earth. We came up with the following list:

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I showed the class two videos. We then worked on creating postcards for the school’s Earth Day postcard contest. One side of the card needed to be illustrated. I asked the class to take their time, add details, and include a background. The results are spectacular! Students needed to include a message on the other side of the card which directly correlates to the illustration.

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I have booked a field trip for the class. Friday May 31st we will be going to the Vancouver Landfill in Delta. We will have a tour and see first hand where our trash ends up.

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