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!