Monday, October 4, 2010
Last week I had a whole fun lesson planned...until my principal came to me and said, oh by the way....at 12:15 the fire alarms will be going off continuously for about 15 minutes...you might want to take your class out side...So that is exactly what we did. I rushed out during lunch to set up some props and threw a bunch of fun stuff in a box...
We spent time doing rubbings of the bricks using crayons and paper. We spent time doing a fun photo shoot inspired by Color Me Katie. (I cut out all the hearts and balloons and hung them up with foam tape really super quickly!)
It was a lovely day to spend outside...but everyone in the entire school was either having recess or doing p.e. behind us so it was hard to really 'teach'....I had to be creative and improvise.
And it was 'orange' day at one of my schools...so I was wearing a vintage wool dress/shirt....I was sweating profusely as I was quickly hanging up my props.
The photos below are just too adorable to keep for myself...I suggest a similar photo shoot...These kids are all in kindergarten and they just have the funniest little personalities. It would be really fun to do with older kids and let them make all the props!
After the photo shoot, I let them experiment with sidewalk chalk. Look at this gorgeous rainbow!
We went inside to clean up and I played a couple of games and then read a book....
Finally, we were about to line up (after a VERY BUSY 50 minutes)...and a girl looked up and asked, "When are we going to have art?"