The Schoolhouse Nursery School and Kindergarten

Old school learning, new school feel!

Mrs. Sheppard and Mrs. Gnap - Enrichment

It’s hard to believe the winter season is in full throttle. The Enrichment children have been busy not only learning about famous artist like Jackson Pollock, Any Warhol, Jasper John, and Georgia O’Keeffe but can identify their art too. They are doing a terrific job sorting and matching each piece of art to the correct artist. After studying each artist, we used each artist’s technique and applied it to our own creations. WOW, incredible job Enrichment Kids. I am so pleased with your progress. Oh, and not to forget our life size eagle. It was a class effort working our finger muscles ripping paper to create and texturize the 7.5-foot American Eagle.


HAPPY FEBRAURY! A new month brings new artists. Continuing with our theme on America, we will learn about an American glass artist named Dale Chihuly, known as a glass blower. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we will study Jim Dine’s famous heart paintings. With President’s Day in the middle of the month, we will observe and create famous landmarks in Washington D.C., along with famous presidents. We will end the month investigating Wayne Thiebaud’s famous colorful art paintings. It will be loads of fun creating art about cupcakes, pastries, and candy as Wayne Thiebaud did!


As you are aware, cooking is an exciting part of our class. This month we will create some American favorites such as apple pie and corn dogs. YUM!


As always, we will continue reinforcing HWT letters, name writing, and math skills.

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Ask Me About...


Topics:

*Georgia O’Keeffe

*American Artists


Books:

*Action Jackson

*Getting to Know The world’s Greatest Artists-Georgia O’Keeffe


American Painter:

Georgia O’Keeffe was born in Wisconsin.

She grew up on a farm with her family.

She loved nature and exploring outside.

Georgia liked to paint rocks, shells, animal bones, and landscapes.


She is famous for her large paintings of flowers

What colors did you choose to paint your illustrated flower?

Was your flower drawing large or small?

Is your flower painting abstract art?


Math:

Statue of Liberty dot-to-dot numbers 1-18

Creating Patterns with colored stickers

Measuring with a measuring tape


Art:

*Georgia O’Keeffe water color floral painting