Carmel Mountain Preschool Blog

Creativity

Artist Study of Vincent Van Gogh

While planning this lesson, I was inspired by the recent immersive Van Gogh exhibition here in San Diego!

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Messy Art

Painting at preschool is most often a full body sensory experience. Children’s first instinct is to touch and feel the paint usually resulting in finger painting.

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Stages of a Butterfly

This week is the last week our caterpillars will be in chrysalis and emerge into a butterfly!

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Celebrating Earth Day

The classroom 4B learned all about Earth Day & Recycling this past week! They began on Monday with brainstorming things that they can do to keep our Earth safe.

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Monet’s Lilies

Claude Monet was a French painter and founder of impressionist painting, he is famous for his paintings of nature as he perceived it – especially his art portraying water lilies.

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Creation Station at Tinker Hollow

Creation Station What can you create with recycled material? Card board, corks, caps, pipe cleaners and more add some glue and see what you imagine and make an art masterpiece. This session we went back to the basics. Let’s explore tinkering and remember the rules and how to use the tools. What are the main [...]
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Paper Mache @ Tinker Hollow

To continue with our exploration of paper, we created Paper Mache Sculptures with paper and flour paste. This was another messy project. The sensory table had flour and water to play with. The children could weave with yarn, fabric on cardboard. They had some fun with boxes, first just hanging out in our box car [...]
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