Market Day!

Our Herb Market was a HUGE success yesterday! Thanks to all the families and friends that stopped by to support Pre-K! Here are some photos from our day ūüôā¬†ImageImageImageImageImage¬†¬†ImageImageImageImageImage¬†¬†photo 4 copy 2¬†10345818_10201982731585219_7670417270328886963_n

 Today in the Studio, we had clay and pipe cleaners at the big table and liquid watercolors with pens at the small table.  Friends were busy creating all sorts of sculptures with the open ended materials and it was fun to relax after our Showcase! DSCN5296 DSCN5302 DSCN5310 DSCN5297

Jude:¬†I’ll make all the ships. ¬†Oh dear, this is hard. ¬†It’s a jet.

Matteo: Mine is a Star Wars sun. 

Braeden:¬†I’ll make Barcelona bracelets. ¬†I can make one for all my buddies if they want a Barcelona bracelet.¬†

Abdoul:¬†I’m making boats for everyone.¬†

Braeden:¬†Give one to your sister, Ezekiel. ¬†It’s big enough for you. ¬†I’ll make one for Ms.Cushner because it’s like my job to make them.¬†

Jude: Can you make me a Madrid bracelet?

¬†Matteo:¬†And I’ll make everyone a Barcelona spider. ¬†I think all spiders in Barcelona are red and blue.¬†DSCN5312¬†DSCN5316¬†DSCN5319¬†

Ebbisa:¬†I’m painting the whole class. ¬†I just made Alexia. ¬†Haley, there’s you. ¬†Now Jasper and you, Ms.Cushner. ¬†And then me! ¬†My favorite art group. ¬†But I’ll put Ms.Richardson and Ms.Brown, too.¬†

Alexia:¬†It’s a 6 legged spider. ¬†It has 11 eyes. ¬†Oh, one is a mouth and this is it’s tail.¬†DSCN5321¬†DSCN5325¬†DSCN5328¬†DSCN5332¬†DSCN5324¬†

Gabby:¬†Neche, I’m a real artist. ¬†It’s abstract.¬†

Mouhammadou: A cactus.  A painting of a cactus. 

Elias:¬†It’s a house. ¬†The roller coaster is there but when it goes underwater it’s a fish town.

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Samantha:¬†I made a lightening bolt. ¬†I’m a genius!¬†

AJ:¬†That’s not how evolution works. ¬†First, you start as something like a jellyfish and then you grow into a shark and then a monkey and then a person that can walk good. That’s what evolution is.

“They will think it‚Äôs so beautiful and they will just fall down!”

There’s just one day left until our¬†Herbal Market and friends are getting excited to showcase all of their hard work! ¬†Today in the Studio, children finished printing their herb greeting cards that will be sold tomorrow at the Market.

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Ezekiel:  Awesome, look at mine… it’s on the card.

Braeden:  I rolled the colors and they look like Barcelona colors.

Ebbisa:  The drawing is going to stay on the paper I think.

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Alexia: The roller sounds like the sound when I itch my head.

Jasper: All those people will fall down when they see our artwork.  They will think it’s so beautiful and they will just fall down!

Gabriela:  It’s harder to mix then I thought it would be.  When I roll it I can see my picture much better!  How did you get the amazing idea to do this?

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We hope to see you all at the Herbal Market tomorrow, May 6, from 11:30-1:30!

“Ah! A giant sage leaf!”

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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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