Friday, October 26, 2012
Five Little Pumpkins
We used potato mashers to make our pumpkins sitting on the gate.
I re-created the poem, adding pictures for key words for the children to
anticipate the words and motivate them to read along.
I have to admit that I did learn something from my last art table mistake
but only slightly.
I created the painting above but I didn’t leave it on the table.
I hung it on the wall like a decoration.
I was much happier with the results.
This child felt free to make many, many pumpkins
and have them in a pumpkin patch.
While another made many jack o’lanterns with emotions,
and her mom labelled them for her.
Another was very methodical in her creation.
Adding stems and faces
before finishing off with the poem.
This child just wished to experiment with the potato mashers and brushes
that didn't mean she didn't have just as a rich and meaningful experience as the others.
They were all willing to share their artwork before taking it home.