What's Happening in Art, Chapel, and Music
What's Happening in Art
Art Overview from Miss Jen
March Art update: ARTIST of the month: ERIC CARLE
I chose to feature the famous book artist and author, Eric Carle, as our artist of the month, so that the children could enjoy inspiration from art they already recognize. Eric Carle uses his love of nature as well as painted paper collage to create his distinctive art. In class we will talk about bugs and insects and other interests in the natural world. We will paint and create our own bees, caterpillars, snakes, butterflies and flowers.
Want to further your child’s home-school connection? Check out some of Eric Carle’s books from the library to read at home. Or better yet, fill their Easter baskets with Eric Carle books, child scissors, glue sticks, and brightly colored paper so they can create collages at home. Children ages 2 and up can successfully start building those crucial little hand muscles with scissors. Some of my Eric Carle favorites:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Quiet Cricket
The Greedy Python
The Very Lonely Firefly
10 Little Rubber Ducks
I have started posting your children’s artwork (but never their identities) on an instagram account…
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What's Happening in Chapel
This month for chapel we continue with our Lenten theme: This is a good time to say sorry.
Our first book is “You wouldn’t love me if you knew” by Jeannie St. John Taylor; it’s about
a boy who did a very bad thing, but we don’t know what it was. The message; God forgives
us no matter what if we just say we’re sorry.
Our second book for March is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. This classic tale of a tree
who loves a boy helps us understand how much Jesus loves us and gives up for us. Our song
for both stories is “Be Careful Little Eyes What You See.”
What's Happening in Music
Music Notes from Miss April
As we march into March we will sing songs of weather. We have to do songs about snow because we really didn’t get much this winter!! St. Patrick’s Day we will have songs & activities about shamrocks, leprechauns, and luck of the Irish. The end of the month we will start fun Easter songs about bunnies, eggs & baskets. Happy Spring!