1) outside shoes off
2) snow pants
Once dressed we used the canvas white snow to display our art. We used spray bottles (sometimes its hard to use with mittens but an amazing fine motor skill to strengthen out hands to hold pencils), squirt bottles and paint brushes with coloured water
When it did get too cold to go outside we decided to just bring the snow inside.
The great thing about offering children materials with a blank slate is that they can really enjoy process art. Process art is so amazing and really my preferred art experience. It creates an opportunity for the children to really become creative and enjoy the materials.
In the class we decided we would continue enjoying open ended art experiences. I offered the children pastel colours of paint and tin foil to play with on a paper plate.
For a few they tried not to get their fingers dirty and used only the tinfoil to make prints.
The children had so much fun and made some beautiful pieces.
November 20th is an important date in Canada. The United Nations general assembly adopted the convention on the rights of the child November 20th 1989. Canada signed the declaration of the rights of the child in 1990. The rights ensure anyone under 18 without distinction or discrimination of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion ... Of him[her] self or of his [her] self, have the right to special protection to develop physically, mentally, morally, spiritually and socially in health. To read more visit www.un.org/cyberschoolboys/humanrights/resources
We celebrated at Capilano Playschool by joining many local early child development programs for a concert at St. Gabriel's elementary with Lee & Sandy.