Collaborative Scientific Drawings

Me oh my!  I saw the coolest idea ever!  Lacy Williams, an intern in the classroom next me, had the children in her class doing a collaborative scientific art piece.  I was so blown away by the wisdom of how she lead the up to the collaborative piece.  The topic was pond life.  Here’s what she did:

1.  She showed the children actual photographs of pond life through a power point she developed.

2.  She taught the children, step by step, how to draw the different creatures in the pond.

3.  She had each color family in this kindergarten create their own “pond.”  Just take a look!

I am so doing this process.  The missing step that I have never done is the collaborative piece done in this way.  I love it!  I watched her students – they were so engaged and in rich conversations.

Another example of the arts bringing learning alive!

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  1. Sandra says:
  2. Barbara says:

    Love the pond paintings. Lacy is going to be a fabulous teacher.
    Grade ONEderful

  3. Sarah says:

    I tagged you in my blog! Come check it out to play along. 🙂

  4. Andi says:

    I tagged you in my blog, too!
    Please check it out. (When you have time, of course!)

  5. Sangeeta says:

    Super ideas Sally, thank u for sharing….. This truly depicts Reggio philosophy . Provocation …… Which extends into learning experiences /opportunities . Collaboratively making projects .

    I have a website to share …. .

  6. Prema Daniel says:

    Great Idea, I must try with my classes

  7. Feyike Oriyomi says:

    This is a really great idea!Absolutely love it!

  8. Gayle Forrester says:

    This is so cool. I loved the way it was all broken down to draw the frogs. Way to go Lacey.

  9. Barbara Ignatius says:

    This is awesome and I am going to try this out with the science topic we’re doing now- Living and Non-Living Things. Thanks for this great idea!

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