|Making Rainbows with the glass beads|
I have been silent for too long. I am sorry for that. This winter has been long and hard for me. The truth is I have been dealing with not only the loss of my dear friend Ms. Wendy but also most recently my most favourite uncle who died very suddenly. I am throwing myself deep into my work and have been doing lots of planning and I am excited about all the wonderful things coming up in our classrooms.
Mix It Up . It was most recently available in our Scholastic book order but you can also get it at Chapters and Woozles. The thing that I love about this book is it really breaks down color for children in a very basic and fun terminology. It talks about taking primary colors and and rubbing them together to make secondary colors. All in an artful beautiful way. One of our families gifted us with a copy and that was lovely. I particularly like the board book as it is super sturdy with our young group.
|Our Mix it Up Art Project|
The Dot , another brilliant book. It is about a girl named Vashti. Vashti is struggling with drawing and so she just makes a dot on her paper. Her art teacher says, "now sign it". All great artists sign their work. And so the story goes on and Vashti learns to make dots in all kinds of ways and discovers she is really good at drawing. I really love Peter H. Reynolds and his writing. He has a collection of books that are brilliant. We have all of them and they are worth buying.