Winter Beauty: This Week in Our Room: February 1-5, 2021

This week we wanted to highlight the amazing Winter artwork the children have completed over the past six weeks.

We’ve always taught a lot of Art classes in Kindergarten, but this year in particular we have been doing even more.  Although the preparation can be immense, we see a need for the children to express themselves in creative ways and we are working to provide as many opportunities as we can.  

The children are immersing themselves in the wonder of paint, glitter and pastel while furthering their skills in cutting and pasting, directed line drawings, painting, colour mixing and tearing paper.  Everything is tactile and visual which heightens their sensory awareness.  The children are also developing their patience and determination as they set out to do their very best each time we begin a new project.  And these important qualities evolve in the wonderful social context of our classroom where sharing and turn-taking skills are tried, tested and refined with each paint palette or box or pastels.

January Self-Portraits
Winter Snowglobes Mixed Media,
Inside a sparkling, watery winter world
Here, Near and There Paintings.
A winter study in perspective, inspired by Deep Space Sparkle
Pattern Mittens
Snowman at Night paintings based on the
storybook by Caralyn Buehner
February Self-Portraits
Snowy Owl Paintings. Based on the book
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Valentine’s Hearts 

You might be wondering when all of these art treasures will be sent home.  We promise it will be very soon.  Right now we cannot bear to take anything down from the walls….

We want to wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.  The children and all their teachers work so hard each and every day to look after each others’ health and safety in the classroom and at school.  You would be amazed at what five- and six- year old children can do and remember.  From hand hygiene to physical distancing when they can, coughing and sneezing into their elbows, plus the added layer of mask protection, your children are learning and practising social responsibility at its true core.  Please continue to be safe.  We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, February 16 as we kick off our Lunar New Year activities for the rest of the week.

Upcoming Events and Reminders:

Thursday, February 11:  Valentine’s Day Classroom Celebration

Friday, February 12:  Reading Break – school is not in session

Monday, February 15:  Family Day – school is not in session