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Friday, July 26, 2013

More painting projects!

The children have experienced different kinds of painting the last few classes:  rubbing alcohol and its effects on liquid watercolors,  hand printing, bubble wrap,and  marble painting (as a group).  We have also been working on various math activities in our spare time.
A Group painting activity! Everyone looks like this after  painting!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Art Kidz MonoPrinting

The kids carved their designs into foam and made prints onto their paper.  They were very surprised to see their pictures. MonoPrinting is traditionally carved into wood or wax, painted and stamped.  Most mono prints allow the stamp to be used twice to make a print.

The modeling "noodles" were a big hit as they built their creations .  We ended our time by watercoloring seashells!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Fall Classes online beginning July 19th!

McQueen Parks and Recreation
 July 19th ONLINE!  Fall Session  August 21-October 4th

Phonics at the Zoo Pre-K     ages 3-1/2 - 5   Monday, Wednesday, Friday   9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Children will delight in learning letters and sounds with this wonderful nationally known program.  Several Gilbert schools teach this program in their Kindergartens.   Included in learning are centers, Spanish, Sign Language, Art, Science, Math and a new handwriting program called “Handwriting without Tears”.  Miss Kathi was trained in this method of teaching beginning writing this summer!   If Pre-Kindergarteners are ready, the reading program will be introduced to them to begin their reading experience!

Pee Wee Art  ages 3-4  Mondays   11:15 – Noon
Join Ms. Kathi for a fun art project!  Learn different ways to paint! (Balloons, string, q-tips, sponges, rollers, bubble wrap , marbles and more!  Take home a  beautiful masterpiece!

After Lunch Stories and Crafts   ages 3-4  Mondays 1:15 – 2:15 pm.
Have lunch with Mom or Dad and then come hear a story!   A special craft project will accompany our book for literary connections!   

YOUTH:  After School Art!      Mondays   4:15 – 5:15 p.m.  Ages 12-16
Love Art?  Can’t get enough of it at school?  Join Ms. Kathi to do watercolors, drawing, mixed media projects cool shirts and more….and you still have time to get your homework done!    

Circus Day!

Trapeze artists, playing in the circus rings and the funniest clown ever!
I've so enjoyed this time with your children.  We had a great time getting to
know each other and I hope to have them in my class again sometime soon!

Our cutie circus performers~

Muscle Man!

The whole crew clowning around!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

It's fun with the Elephants!

We learned about elephants this week and how they are in their habitat.   The children learned a new word for "family".....a herd!  Don't be surprised if they refer to YOUR family this way!   We had much fun learning new circus words, songs and  a circus game.   Looking forward to Friday's circus party and they won't let me forget to bring the ice-cream!

ART KIDZ my Art Kidz class, we continued learning about artists with Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other wonderful books.  Mr. Carle's technique uses tissue paper and paint to create his illustrations.  This unit was a big hit, as many of the children know his books.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pee Wee Camp goes to the Circus!

Ladies and Gentlemen-boys and girls!
The circus has arrived with the children walking the tightrope, playing games, animals in the ring and riding horses!

We will be doing all kinds of "acts" this week, ending in our pretend circus on Friday complete with icecream!

Moving on to Monet!

Art Kamp for Kidz did their special T-shirts and learned about Monet.  The children enjoyed seeing the color bursts as the rubbing alcohol met the sharpie marker ink.  

After finishing T-shirts we tried to copy Monet's painting style by using small strokes ( with a Q-tip).  The pictures were great!  Soft pastels are one of my favorites, too.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Summer Time with Pee Wee Camp

We are in the thick of the summer with soaring temps but the children are having " cool time"!  Pee Wee Camp started this week and Art Kidz continues with 4th of July fun this week.
We made candy dishes with red, white and blue and got to know each other on the first day of camp.
We made new friends, what a nice class of children!  We practiced some math too.
Snack time is a great time to listen to some great conversations, and have a yummy treat.  Happy Birthday, Ellie~

Trevor loved his special 4th of July cookie with stars!

Catherine always enjoys the art projects!

Happy 4th of July to all!  Have a great time with your families!