FINGERS and SUPERLATIVE PAINT = MAKING A MARK ON OUR WORLD!!!
From exploring with fingers to exploring with 'tools' such as brushes...... and ultimately on to crayons, pencils and then pens our muscles are refined and we choose new tools to work with. Initially there are large expanses of single colors..... the paint and tool must interact: the making of marks comes first!!!
Then there is greater experimentation -- adding to the pallette with additional colors, and very specific direction of the tool with the media:
BRUSH! EXPLORATION!!!! BOLDNESS!!!
Open-ended exploration...... directing the media with purpose!
Now let our imaginations SOAR!!!!!
This is what imagination looks like:
Look at this next brilliant way to share the whole world with your students!
Think of the conversations that can be started with children --
when you have this many flags of the world!!!
Think about the dexterity that is required to guide that flag-stick into that stand!!!
Fingers + Fun + Friends!!
[There were enough flags that more than one child could be exploring together.]
|Little School, Louisiana. World flags and stand for their display.|
|Winter piggy-back lyrics seen in Florida!|
|Long Island NY Anchor Chart for Debbie Clement's song, "Glad I'm at School."|
|Deanna Jump's anchor chart for "Where the Wild Things Are."|
|Debbie Clement's handwritten "Thank you" card from kindergarten child.|