FINE MOTOR LEADS TO FINE ARTS!!!
Welcome or WELCOME BACK!!
It's #20 in the series! Who'd a thunk it?
Creepie Crawlie things. Things that squirm. Things that buzz.
Let's get started working those small motor muscles!
As promised yesterday, here's the insects created for the 'camping' adventures. [Missed those DIY campfires? Click here.]
I LUV LUV LUV LUV LUV the way each of these kiddos has created a totally unique idea -- using the staples found in the art center: pipe cleaners, wigglie eyes, feathers, pompoms!! AWESOME! (This classroom is at Sutter Park and is designed to serve children with special needs and their typical peers.)
These beauties were created with lots of rolling and squeezing and squishing the pinching. I asked the teacher for the material used and voila: Crayola Model Magic. She gave a near infomercial on how 'easy' it was for their students with special needs to use. Just imagine all of those muscles at work! Now let's go from three dimensions back down to two: markers on paper.
I LUV LUV LUV LUV LUV the way these drawings have been labeled.
All of these creepie-crawlies need to have somewhere to explore. Here's a shadow box photo -- back from my field trip in Italy a year ago. Seems fitting to bring it into this collection of goodies. Yes! I made Author-Illustrator school visits across Europe last year... including REGGIO EMILIA!
Every week I make it a point to remind you to be certain to get YOUR writing in front of those pre-readers, early readers and even capable readers.
We want to move them from their first names..................
.......... to expressing themselves and their feelings!
TOMORROW is a biggie!!! It's the TopTeacher's first ever blog hop and swap. I will have a guest post over at Krissy Miner's Monkey Business. I'm not telling who I'm hosting. You'll have to come back tomorrow and find out for yourself!!
|First ever, Top Teacher BLOG HOP AND SWAP!!!|
-- Debbie --
The first 19 installments of this series are housed under the tag: Fine Motor Friday.