not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The boys made these lovely Kandinsky inspired concentric circle paintings back in April. After reading Marcus Pfister’s Henri, the Egg Artiste, I wanted to teach my bugs about some of the famous artists presented in the picture book. We took a closer look at some of Kandinsky, Haring, and Matisse’s work on the internet. During our exploration, we came across this fun, Kandinsky Inspired, preschool art tutorial. It seemed simple enough for both of my bugs to execute with little help, and the end result is stunning! We altered our paintings slightly by using watercolours for the background, rather than tempera paint.Read More
When I was teaching, I used to make cinnamon dough ornaments with my students during the month of December. They smell wonderful, and they are really simple to make. The bugs and I whipped up a few gingerbread men, Christmas trees, and snowflakes to add to our tree this Christmas.Read More
This was M’s first season “playing” soccer. I intentionally have the word ‘playing’ in quotations because most of the time M was more interested in chasing the other kids around and instigating a game of tag, or ripping out grass and scattering the blades into the air, or pointing out whenever a jet went by or a rainbow appeared in the sky… Although it was funny (and a bit frustrating) to watch at times, M’s coaches were always extremely patient and encouraging. As a small gesture of appreciation for their positive demeanours and playful humour, I created soccer themed gift baskets for each of M’s coaches to enjoy.Read More