As we prepare for the Market at our Showcase (May 7 from 11:30-1:30), the Studio has been busy making products with herbs. The Thursday and Friday art groups have just finished their herb stamps that we will begin printing for greeting cards next week! We began by talking about different herbs and studying them with magnifying glasses. Friends loved sharing what they knew about herbs, as they have been studying herbs in expert groups in their classrooms for the past few weeks!
Matteo: Basil is sweet like candy!
Ezekiel: I love you, basil.
Ebbisa: Did you give these herbs some sunshine? Herbs love sunshine.
Gabriela: It’s lavender with the flower.
AJ: Sage is a nice plant and it saved me for real. I ate a little piece and it made me feel better after I ate a licorice plant.
Kofi: I see a bug in the basil because it’s his home.
After we used our senses, and small magnifying glasses to observe the herbs, I introduced friends to a magnifying screen! Children loved making faces behind the screen and were able to get a closer look at the herbs on the table.
Paris: It makes your face look gigantic!
Minna: It looks like Samantha is in the movie behind the magnifying scream. I mean screen.
Next, friends sketched the herbs on sheets of styrofoam in preparation to stamp on cards next week!
Jude: It’s kind of easy to push into the styrofoam… it feels good and looks cool when you make the little dots. It’s like little bumps.
Jasper: I need the magnifying screen to see the herbs really well.
Haley: I’m putting dots on mine. I see the dots in the magnifying glass.
Minna: It looks bumps so it’s sage. It’s sage!
Samantha: Ah! A giant sage leaf!
Betsabe: Mine is cute. Them cute. I’m making little flowers.