Here is the clay we used today:
I've also purchased some standard modeling clay and even glitter modeling clay!
We used the air-dry clay today to create representations of apples. I placed the basket of apples to serve as inspiration.
|G.S displays his apple.|
|J.A says, "I'm making a stem."|
|G.S says, "I'm making small apples."|
|X.I presses down on the clay.|
|T.S says, "I'm squeezing the clay to make the stem."|
|Some of the completed apples.|
Tomorrow, we will be painting the clay apples. I'll be bringing in special paint brushes for this! I'm all about exposing even the youngest students to "adult" tools. So tomorrow, they will be painting their clay creations using a mix of mop brushes, flat brushes, sponge brushes and liner brushes.
While shopping through Michael's today, I was able to score an 80% deal off a huge package of oil pastels so I will be introducing those to the class on Thursday!
-We sent home a trip slip in everyone's folders today-please make sure to sign it so your child can go with us to the Albany Public Library on Delaware Ave.
-We would greatly appreciate any chaperones!
-This Friday is an early dismissal day so we will begin dismissal at 2:05pm. Check back tomorrow for more details on dismissal.