In this month our annual Art Show we presented, The Mister Seahorse by: Eric Carle. After reading the book our children were inspired and created their own art project, about seahorses and different ocean creatures. First, they made big and small seahorses: We made seahorse stencils and had each child trace it. After, they combined different colors and painted the big ones. For the small seahorses they used pastel oil crayons to color them. Secondly, they traced different fish from the book and colored them also, they decorated them using different art materials to make scales. The last project was to cut and paint some plants and rocks from the bottom of the ocean such as: coral reefs, patch of reeds, and rocks. We glued transparent curtains on top to represent the pages of the book. While our students were working on this project they really enjoyed being creative.
The world of insects and bugs is so exciting to preschoolers. We discussed about the different species that exists around the world. Also we learned about their body parts, life cycles, habits, and food. To introduce this theme we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle. Through this book they learned the concept of metamorphosis and created representations of a butterfly’s life cycle, in addition we encountered distinct math, reading, and science activities. Furthermore, we started to work on the Art Show, where we chose Mister Sea Horse, by Eric Carle as our topic. Our children are so excited to learn about ocean animals. We are working on making our own aquarium, where they will create their own sea horses and different kinds of fish using different art materials