Preschoolers sketch sunflowers in their sketchbooks. Sketching builds fine motor skills for writing and encourages close observation.
Different materials are provided as part of a study on water, floating and sinking. Students experiment with constructing aluminum foil boats that may carry cargo.
Robots capture our imagination. Recycled materials (shoeboxes, extra paper, plastic pieces, bottle caps), foil, glue and tape are used to bring these robots to life.
Preschoolers used recycled and found materials together with play dough to create temporary and collaborative sculpture. "Look! It's a magical forest!"
Red clay, brown beads, sticks, recycled plastic, white pine needles were used to create sculptures reflecting the early winter colors seen in New England.
Experimenting with graphics in paper, sand, and stones.
Inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy, students arrange designs out of wood and stone on large sheets. Designing is collaborative work and when the group is ready, a photo is taken.
To welcome spring, we used recycled bottles to print flowers.
Exploring light and dark: one morning the classroom is made darker and cozier and the smaller light sources shine!
Students explore color mixing on a large shiny sheet. Mastering the pipette grows the muscles we use for writing later on.
Children studied safari animals, made puppets, and created their own shadow play.
The students' interest in space, astronauts and a general love of shiny things are explored in silly putty.
Using a magnifying glass encourages close exploration of nature treasures.
Children used black, red, white, and yellow paints, children mixed hues and created self-portraits.
When bees create hives nearby it is the perfect opportunity to study them closely.
A class trip to the fire station inspires art and provides a context for discussing safety.
Children combine a growing understanding of conservation of liquids with their imaginations to make beautiful potions.
Combine snow and colors to make your own pretend sundae!
Children are inspired to create when teachers take great care in the presentation of materials.
After reading Leo Lionni's Little Blue and Little Yellow, a class book is created. Every student designs a page with their own story.