In Junior Kindergarten we have been busy travelers! Last week we prepared our passports, packed our suitcases, filled out our boarding passes and set off on our own SPS Airlines to travel to different countries and learn all about how they celebrate the holiday season. We began our travels in Holland where we learned about Sinterklaas and the tradition of putting out wooden clogs in hopes of getting a small gift.
Next up was Israel where we learned all about the oil burning Menorah, potato latkes, gelt, and all about the Dreidel game. Next week we will continue our trip to our last 3 countries, China, Mexico and Germany. It has been so fun to watch learning come to life in our class throughout this unit! The kids have really enjoyed learning all about holiday celebrations around our world! Be sure to check out our hallway bulletin board to see what we have learned about these amazing countries!
It’s already December and a new year is just around the corner. In art class we have been working hard and learning all about the elements of art and the life and style of some well-known artists. In November we talked about shape and how we can use a variety of shapes to create art. We ended the month and began December with a lesson on form. PK students have been creating some interesting sculptures out of wood and found objects. Looking ahead, we will finish off the year with some seasonal art. In January, we will do a unit on portraits, collage and then study some revolutionary artists who have shaped the way we do art now. In the middle of all this, the students will work on a collaborative piece to be sold at the annual school celebration/auction in March. If you are interested in helping with this project I would be happy to talk with you further. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PK now meets for art from 12:30-1pm Mondays and Wednesdays. I am looking for a couple volunteers that can come in and help either of those times. Thank you to Adam for your help on Mondays! Please feel free to stop in anytime. I’d love to meet you and allow the students to show off what they are doing. They are very proud of their work and there are some pretty creative kids in this class! Happy Holidays!