Other things we did this week: We did have to forgo the Thursday afternoon hike because of the depth of snow, so instead we did an artist study on Vincent Van Gogh and his still-life paintings of everyday objects with primary colors and short painting brush strokes. Then the kids were allowed to explore painting with big and small brushes and attempted to paint everyday objects with the primary colors.
Finally, we worked on retelling a story with beginning, middle, and end pictures. We did this with one of my favorite stories that also highlights empathy: Hooway for Wodney Wat. Ask your child what the book was about! This hilarious book explores celebrating differences (in this case, Rodney pronounces his "r"s as "w"s), and how to accept and be kind to those who are different than us. The students loved it!
Have a wonderful weekend, stay safe and warm, and hopefully we won't have any snow days next week!