Friday, October 19, 2012

Fine Motor Friday at the Farm

photo of: Farm Fun: Fine Motor + Motif in the Preschool Classroom via RainbowsWithinReach

Go down to the farm and celebrate fine motor!
This is installment #33 in the series
These first farm drawings are from Preschool. 
These were proudly on display in Cincinnati at Seven Hills.

photo of: Farm Drawings in Preschool via RainbowsWIthinReach

This next collage is from a school visit I made in Florida. 
Look at this massive range of capability between children in the same room. 
Then send a hug to your favorite teacher. 
Every teacher you know has such a variety of students in their classroom. 

photo of: Range of Fine Motor in One Preschool Classroom via RainbowsWithinReach
Preschool Range of Capability in Fine Motor Within One Classroom 

Here's some barns under construction and comparing them to the pond. 
My grandparents farm had a pond and many of my favorite memories are from fishing adventures there. 

photo of: Letters: b + p -- barn and pond in preschool fine motor work via RainbowsWIthinReach

While we're down on the farm, let's count the apples on the trees! 
Let's combine math skills with fine motor. 

photo of: Fine Motor Work: Counting Apples for the Tree via RainbowsWithinReach

 'Growing' in real time! 
Vines and leaves first..... 
Peeking orange buds. 
Can you imagine how much fun it will be to add the pumpkins? 
Talk about 'delayed gratification'..... this is brilliant!
Projects that 'develop' and unfold over time nurture life skills of patience and persistence!

photo of: Pumpkin Vines Beginning to Sprout in Kindergarten Art via RainbowsWithinReach

photo of: Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Science on Display in Kindergarten via RainbowsWithinReach

Here's a farm setting being 'built' in the classrom. 
The corn stalks were under construction on the morning of my Author/Illustrator school visit. 
I saw this farm at Otter Creek in the greater Chicago-land area. 

photo of: Building a "Pretend" Barn in the Preschool Classroom via RainbowsWIthinReach

This farm-themed classroom is in Louisiana. 
LUV LUV LUV my friends down there in LA! 

photo of: Preschool Room with Farm Motif via RainbowsWithinReach

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