So, up until April I have been sending all the art work completed during the day from Mother Goose Time, home with the children. They were just so excited about their work and wanted to show their parents, I hated to rain on their enthusiasm for the work by trying to keep their art work, but seeing their imaginations during the month of April come out in their artwork was amazing. I convinced them finally that I loved their art and wanted to show it off. It made a huge difference I think in the way they took ownership of the classroom space. They have loved bringing their parents in and showing them the door to the preschool with their artwork and having them come in and see the way their art has turned the room into something like an underwater picture.
This project was the Jumping Dolphins. I decided to hang this one up because I loved seeing how they cut and decorated their dolphins. The differences in their art always amazes me and it is a pretty good indicator of where they are in terms of their fine motor skills.
These are the lovely Octopus we made. I wanted to put them outside but it has been very windy here lately and I was afraid that they would fly away. I loved this one the most because I didn't have to make most of it. The best art projects are the ones where I have as little to do with the project as possible. Those are the ones they take the most pride in and remember.
By the end of April my classroom was covered in sea animal art and jelly fish hats. It was gorgeous to me and the children and parents enjoyed seeing the art work hung up.
Live long and Keep Teaching!