The Wonderful World of Kindergarten

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

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Apple Blossom Still Life

There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye;
There is no fragrance in Spring breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.
~ William C. Bryant ~

A beautiful collection of apple blossom branches were displayed in the art studio.
The children were invited to create a painting.
They were also invited to think about math!
The colour palette offered reflected the shades of the blooms, leaves and branches.
Thin brushes and cotton swabs provided the opportunity to have fine lines and represent 
opened and unopened blossoms.
But what does a still lie painting have to do with math?
The top of the vase is about half way up.
There are empty areas of the branches and full areas of blossoms.
The top of the branches are narrow and the bottom of the branches are wider.
The vase has a pyramid type of shape.
A thick line shows where the branch is wider and a thin line shows where the branch is narrower.
The vase is tall and narrow.
The apple blossom display is tall and wide.
A closed bud is shaped like a circle.
An open blossom has five round petals. 
How much math can you discover?

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