My favorite book for introducing colors to young kids is Mouse Paint. It’s the story of 3 white mice who mix their 3 jars of paint to make new colors.
It’s a great visual for my preschool through second graders. They learn the difference between primary and secondary colors as we read. At the end of the story, we review. Then we put on our paint shirts and HAVE FUN! Continue Reading
Our Pinwheels for Peace program got some media attention!!! Here’s the Dispatch’s account (the featured photo here is from the Dispatch, too):
“Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy preschoolers Avery Beeller and Payton Creger get ready to plant their “pinwheels for peace” on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, on the lawn at 18th Avenue and 6th Street in East Moline.
We’ve been making pinwheels at school. They are full of color, pretty as can be! But that’s just one reason we’re making them.
We’re participating in Pinwheels for Peace, a project to show – and pray! – our support for peacemaking efforts worldwide. Continue Reading
Here are our hands (drawn during our unit on lines), preschool – 2nd grade, helping and holding one another.
Thanks, Sister Catherine Maloney, for being my helping hands at the monastery and cutting out these beautiful works of art for the bulletin board!!!! ❤
The 1st day of painting with preschoolers is always exciting. (And THAT’S an understatement!)
We started with the rules:
1. The blue paint brush stays with the blue paint. The red paint brush stays with the red paint. Otherwise our bright, pretty colors will turn dull! Continue Reading
My 2nd graders took the dots to lines lesson farther than the younger kids last week. They made geometric shapes. How? Continue Reading
If you teach, you might create a Word Wall every year. I always used to as a preschool teacher, and now I’m working on one for my art classes. It’s a little different!
For example, our first vocabulary word is “line.” Turns out it’s hard to define … especially for little ones. Continue Reading