Pre-K was introduced to a new tool this week.
It was a bamboo pen. I showed them a
large piece of bamboo(4 feet long) and had them guess
what it was. They were all surprised when I told them
that it was a grass. Someone new that though. Such
We looked at a book about an artist named Hunderwasser.
He was an architect as well as an artist. His paintings
were full of color and line. We then talked about the shapes
in their homes and set out to draw a representational drawing of
their home. This was a bit tricky as they had to dip their pen
into black ink over and over. I told them that this is how people
wrote and drew in the "old days." They are beautiful and sophisticated
renderings of what they think of their home.