Instead of making cards for Valentines this year, we took some time to learn about Zentangles. These simple doodling shapes are supposed to help us refocus and calm ourselves, and we have to say, nobody got stressed while we made them!
To make them slightly more festive, we recycled sweet wrappers for the heart shapes, which lets us still see through to our designs, but adds some nice colour!
On Monday the 8th of February, it will be Chinese new year - the year of the monkey! We got our room ready by making some Chinese decorations. The red colour is a sign of good luck, and the symbols we used mean "happiness". We did "double happiness" because we think the year of the monkey is going to be great! Then we turned the symbols and hung them upside down, because that is Chinese tradition.
We also didn't waste any paper: we had to use A4 paper to make our decorations, so we folded them into a right-angled triangle and cut off a rectangle, leaving a big square. We used the leftover rectangle to make tiny Chinese lanterns to hang on our decorations.
We made a big poster that combines art by everybody in our class. We all coloured and painted our own circle patterns, and then cut them up into quarters. We kept one piece of our own and chose three other pieces from the other children's. Then we displayed them on the wall outside our classroom. It's a bright, beautiful piece of art to see when we come out of our room! We hope you like it too!
Today we used chalk and pastels to make some art. We drew monsters using some dice and a sheet of wacky monster parts. When you rolled the die, you had to draw the monster part that matched your number. We all had different monsters even though some of us rolled the same numbers.
Some of us also did doodle art. We rolled two dice - one for a line and one for a shape. We then chose two colours and doodled all over the page with just those two shapes. It was messy, but fun!
4th, 5th and 6th in the prefab!
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Ms McNamara's Class