I poured small pools of color onto the paper, put what I call loaner tops on my babies then a smock over that and let them have go. You may be able to detect a handprint or two, and of course the stems and leaf renditions I edited in after the masterpiece was created. The sun that my director said resembled a large squid was mine too. Who says one-year olds are the only ones who can paint!
So good night soon to be good morning about 12 minutes from now. Trying to get through this season I’m watching on Netflix, nodding on and off to the best of my ability, but not impressed by what they have to offer, and thinking about the next vegetable or fruit my one-year olds will interpret with their coloring prowess. We will take a break from images and go straight up art on our cork board for May. You know, May flowers for starters using paint, maybe a big sun shining above… how that’s going to work with four 1-year olds remains to be seen. That’s how it always is so nothing’s going to change. I might cut a page the size of the board and let them dip hands and have go… (I can add stems and leaves after the fact, add their names near their creations as artist’s scrawl). We do wear scrubs now over our clothes as a proxy uniform and I could bring my apron with me to go over that, they have smocks to cover their clothes. Should be safe, sort of, and at least a messy good time.
I’ll let you know how it turns out. In fact, seeing their faces won’t be posted this time I might just take a picture and show you.
So super smart today, at least when I woke much earlier I jumped in the shower instead of waiting. Can’t say I’d dozed off after it all for very long, but will say I had a solid block of sleep for a change thanks to sinus clearing based on the simple promise of sun. Almost two weeks straight of rain I am ready. Bring it!
Checklist for the classroom: got the April calendar up, colored a new vegetable – now carrots adorn our eating area – and I might just get to putting the board together theming spring, easter and April Fools. Not certain if I want to give a corner to April Showers…