The Wonderful World of Kindergarten

Welcome to our Reggio Emilia inspired classroom at Dr. David Suzuki School.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Inspirational Life Lessons from Nature


Oh the colours!
Oh the shapes and lumps and bumps 
and twisty twirls!
Oh the inspired stories and art!
Mrs. Brent brought in a wagon full of pumpkins and gourds.
They were every shape, size and colour.
They had names like 'swan necked gourd' and 'warty pumpkin'.
We loved to guess what the name might be and what the shape and look of the pumpkins and gourds reminded us of.
The story 'The Bumpy Little Pumpkin' fit the mood just right.
Click on the link for a video reading.
The Bumpy Little Pumpkin


We decided to do was bring the pumpkins and gourds to the art studio.
Colours like yellow, red, green and brown were available. 
But there was no orange!
How do you make orange?


Some of the gourds were set in a grouping at the art easels.
Mrs. Brent talked about what she was seeing as she began to paint. She talked to the artists about colours, shapes and details. 
She used the words realistic and still life
It's one of the ways to think when an artist is creating.


The story and gourds inspired many pictures and much creativity.


Mrs. Brent thought it would be fun to add twigs to the paint pots along with the paint brushes. Twigs sat in a basket nearby.



Simply inspiring!

Perfect really is in the eye of the beholder and 
unique is a perfect way to be!

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