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Snap Shot Of Our Week:
January 29th: Scholastic Book Order Due (order online with the code: NDK6Q)
Mystery Explorer: Every Friday @ 2:30 SHHHH.......
Friendship and Feelings
Cooking and Conversation:
The Young Explorers continued with their exploration of art and artists this week with the introduction of Claude Monet and Impressionism. Teachers introduced the key features of impression by displaying some of Monet's famous water lily paintings. In Cooking & Conversation we extended the water lily theme into our recipe by creating fruit and vegetable lily flowers, and decorating plates to represent lili pads.
Before beginning our snack preparation we studied some of the lili pad artwork by comparing and contrasting them with actual photographs of lili pads. The Young Explorers examined both art forms for colors, shadows, and texture and shared their observations.
After studying the paintings more closely, each child was able to decorate their lili pad plate and arrange it on our blue butcher paper tablecloth to recreate one of Monet’s masterpieces with our own twist.
Finally, everyone was able to use an array of fruits and vegetables to create edible flowers in baking cups that they placed on their lili pad plates. Everyone enjoyed a very colorful, healthy snack and the opportunity to contribute to a whole-class art project.
What can you do at home?
Continue pointing out the outwork around your home and surroundings. Ask your children to comment on the art form or take note of different styles of art. Is it realistic or more abstract? What does it remind you of? You will be so pleasantly surprised with just how much our Young Explorers have learned so far!
Katie Gerber, m.s., CCC-SLP
Movin' and Groovin'
Upcoming Themes/What Can You Do At Home?
- You can check out books at your local library about the three artists
- If you are feeling adventurous you can take your family to the Art Institute of Chicago
- Continue practicing independent dressing for outside