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Art Show: Preschoolers do Van Gogh

On Thursday April 25th, Jefferson Park hosted its very own art show. The theme was "The city of Elizabeth through the eyes of a preschooler." Each class took on its own task of recreating the city. One of the classes focused on its rich cuisines, while another recreted the commerce of Jersey garden's mall, another classroom displayed facts surrounding the city's first submarine; while another classroom recreated the library and works by Vincent Van Gogh. 

It was quite spectacular to see the tremendous effort put fourth by all of the students. The mayor of Elizabeth stopped by and was thoroughly impressed by the young artist. "Who would have known, 3 year-old's can do Van Gogh!" said one of the Board's trustee members. 

Families and community members were also treated to the musical stylings of Micheal Williams an area instrumentalist who specializes in woodwinds. Williams played an array of different songs that ranged from saxophone to flue stylings.  

The evening was a huge success and showcased the true spirit of Jefferson Park. Finding ways to bring the community together around the children is a great way to build confidence. Have you ever thought of having your own art show at your home or school? Have you found your preschooler was enlightened by the experience? Share your thoughts and comments.   

Pottery Fun

Students in classroom two created their very own works of art using molding clay. Each student used plastic sculpting tools and small pizza rollers to create their very own masterpieces. Playing and engaging in art is very fun, the students were also learning about different textures and the process clay goes through in the heat. Exposing children to different textures and giving them the ability to use their hands is very crucial in their early development. We have seen tremendous strides in the children's dexterity growth from the beginning of the year to the end in te year. 

What has been your experience showing young children new methods of art? Do you think texture learning is important is a child's growth? Share your thoughts and comments.