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

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

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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!