Monday, April 26, 2010

So Way Behind

I feel like I am so way behind. :) It is partially from the art show, partially from the big cricut project, and partially from an amazing Kelly Kilmer weekend last weekend!

I will totally post pictures of my amazing classes this weekend soon but I forgot my journal at school today after showing it to everyone who would sit still enough to look. :)

The biggest thing I have to share today is how AMAZING my kids are! First the art show. You can see the awards they were given pretty clearly in the pictures but I took the photo before the pink collage face in the upper left hand corner of the first picture was awarded a Best of Show award for the K-2 2-D category! Some of the projects you see were done by Meredith, my traveling art teacher. :)

Also, my Kindergartners dazzled me today with their art smarts today! We were doing our usual critique that follows a project when I decided we needed to step it up a notch so we were sitting on the carpet in a circle and I gave them the sentence starter, " I like..." Now I have to tell you that the reason I gave them a sentence starter aside from the fact that they are 6, is that at least 50% of them only started learning English at the beginning of the school year. We were only to student number three when I heard, "I like my texture!" I was so excited I asked the whole class what is texture? At least half of the class pointed to their eyes and then rubbed their fingers together and said the way something looks or feels! The best part is that they were looking at me quizzically wondering why I was so excited. They just knew what they knew and didn't realize they were brilliant! By the end of class they had done a guided writing exercise with me and insisted that I take the chart paper outside to show their teacher. When their teacher asked if they could read it to her they chorally read the whole paragraph! I couldn't have been prouder of them!


PaperPumpkin said...

Congratulations on your wonder-filled teacher moments! The childrens' art work is terrific!

Tiffany said...

Wow, these are so amazing! so much talent in such little people! How inspirational! :) Thank you for sharing!!

Kelly Kilmer said...

FABULOUS artwork!! Kudos to the artists and to their teacher! :D