Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Vincent Van Gogh Sunflowers

I have been preparing for my elementary art classes that I am teaching at Sign and Doodle by testing projects with Virginia. This month the kids are learning about Vincent Van Gogh. The first project we are doing is Vincent Van Gogh sunflowers. I found an amazing turtorial on YouTube by an art teacher called Mr. P

While we were visiting my parents today, I had Virginia test run the painting. I wanted to see how long it took her to finish. I wanted to see if she could do each step by herself with little to no assistance from me. Most importantly I wanted to see if it kept her interest and if she enjoyed it. I believe I met and exceeded all my goals. She had a great time and the project didn't go to far over her abilities, but still challenged her.






Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Salt Tray

Today I decided to surprise Virginia with a open sensory play time. I made a salt tray by filling up a old hat box lid with salt and added in a few flat marbles. 



I was curious to see her reaction when I sat it down in front of her and just walked back to the kitchen to clean dishes. I peeked around the corner and she was just looking at it puzzled. Then she stuck one finger in and asked me what it was. I told her a salt tray. Next she asked if she could play in it. I was like yeah! She has played in this tray all day and night. She buried her hand and has played hide and seek with the marbles in the salt with me. This was a huge hit for her and really simple for me to make.


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Vincent Van Gogh Sunflowers

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I have been preparing for my elementary art classes that I am teaching at Sign and Doodle by testing projects with Virginia. This month the kids are learning about Vincent Van Gogh. The first project we are doing is Vincent Van Gogh sunflowers. I found an amazing turtorial on YouTube by an art teacher called Mr. P

While we were visiting my parents today, I had Virginia test run the painting. I wanted to see how long it took her to finish. I wanted to see if she could do each step by herself with little to no assistance from me. Most importantly I wanted to see if it kept her interest and if she enjoyed it. I believe I met and exceeded all my goals. She had a great time and the project didn't go to far over her abilities, but still challenged her.






Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Salt Tray

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Today I decided to surprise Virginia with a open sensory play time. I made a salt tray by filling up a old hat box lid with salt and added in a few flat marbles. 



I was curious to see her reaction when I sat it down in front of her and just walked back to the kitchen to clean dishes. I peeked around the corner and she was just looking at it puzzled. Then she stuck one finger in and asked me what it was. I told her a salt tray. Next she asked if she could play in it. I was like yeah! She has played in this tray all day and night. She buried her hand and has played hide and seek with the marbles in the salt with me. This was a huge hit for her and really simple for me to make.