Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Snow Day Activities

A few Mondays ago, we had a snow day!  Many activities for learning and fun came together that day.  One activity in particular that impressed me a great deal was the step-by-step art activity that Mrs. Hammond did with our kids.  I joined in to help out.  She read an engaging version of "Jack and the Beanstalk" to the group.  We asked questions along the way to check for understanding.  Then, she took us through a step-by-step drawing of a giant, showing perspective and size.  The kids had to really focus and listen.  They had to follow instructions carefully to create their giants.  What a great activity for patience, time, attention to detail and listening.  It's always great to have a story and to share adventures together.....and it's even greater to be able to do such a cool art activity too!  Many levels of learning happened that day.  Here are a few of the drawings that we did!