Friday, November 22, 2013

My Blue Rainbow

                                    I am making a rainbow.
                          There is a blue rock  under the rainbow.
                       Blue Rock want to talk with the blue Rainbow.
                               I want to close it with my paint

                                     They all are happy.

My reflection 
 Using tempera paint on the easel is very engaging activity for most of the preschool children .They want to create  , design and make story while they were having the brush on their hand .Today we had a very bright sunny day-although it was so cold outside but I thought I could set up the easel and painting near to the window and inspired the children to look outside and  they may reflect their observation on their art .I was amazed to observe the various style of using the paint on the paper. When I was observing M ,It was really surprising for me when she said ,”teacher I am making a blue rainbow”. I went beside her and curious about her art .I observed that she was really careful to use the color separately. I asked what is the blue circle ,she answer o I am making blue rock-she was putting some red dot the blue rock and said-my blue rock have red spot.she stopped her painting and then started to self talk –she took her brush again and started to paint again .M said teacher look this is me ,I want to  run on the sand and I saw a parking sign.I am sp happy look at my happy face. Then I asked what is on the rainbow M? She answered there was a man sitting on the rainbow and he is eating lunch.
M was engaged ,expressing her imagination to me and when she finished her art I have seen the satisfaction on her face when she was smiling.
BC Early learning framework –Goals
DEVELOP DIVERSE LANGUAGE ABILITIES AND CAPACITIES TO COMMUNICATE WITH OITHERS IN MANY WAYS: When M was doing her painting  and wanted to share her story to me ,I was there with her to listen and curious to see what else she is creating with her imgination.she got the support from the teacher to listen ,to share and encourage to share and express about her art.
COMMUNICATE THOUGHT AND EXPERIENCES CREATIVELY USING MANY DIFFERENT FORMS OF EXPRESSION: When childre play children express their feeling with the teacher,with other children.Art is tone of the best way to learn about the world,It helps the children to express ,to know about science,math etc.Here M got the enviroment to explore,to be creative and  expressive with her own style.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Princess in the Castle

 M said, "I am making a castle."

 "Look at my princess, she have a hat."

 "My princess will live in the castle. Oh no there is a bear inside."

A said,  "I am making a cave."

My Reflection:

 We have been using various types of paper for the children's interactions. They were playing with the paper using their unique styles of play. Some of them wanted to be Batman, while others were pretending to be butterflies. I was amazed to observe M and A when they both were sitting together and concentrating on building something with the paper.  M was carefully putting the paper on the top of the other paper. She was picking shiny paper, then decided to put paper tubes on the coloured construction paper. She was engaged, curious and spending lots of time building her structure.  

She said, "I am making a castle for the princess”. 
A joined with M and he was curiously observing what M was making. 
M said,  "The bear was stuck in the castle and the king closed the door."
M then said “I am making a cave."
A was  also picking paper and paper tubes to make a cave and he decided to use a black colour for the cave .He said that there is no light in the cave. He pointed with his finger and said that the tiger will live inside  the cave . 

It was so surprising for me to observe that A told M that the king should open the door and that the bear also can live in the cave.

1:Feel valued and explore their own strategies for learning :M and A were engage with the paper provocation activity for a long time. Both of them were designing, creating and building their castle and cave using their creativity. I was an observer and a learner. I was pondering about what I can add to extend this activity.
2:Be creative and expressive in a variety of ways:
We provided various types of paper for the children to experiment and explore for the activity. Children were engaged, creative and using their unique style of playing with the paper. They were flying like butterflies, some decided to be  Batman. Some of them were just making balls and throwing them in the air.