Monday, March 14, 2016

SOLSC #14 What happens when we put it all together?

During the month of March, I am participating in
the Slice of Life Story Challenge.
All participants are writing about one moment, one part of their day, every day for thirty-one days. My slices will be primarily about teaching preschoolers.
Check out the Two Writing Teachers website for many more reflections on teaching.

Our school partners with the Phillips Collection each year, creating an exhibit of our students artwork for their Young Artists Exhibition. This year, the preschoolers made their own paper and then they did a variety of art processes on this homemade paper. Our art processes included:
  • embedding found objects in the paper,
  • painting with watercolors,
  • rolling toy cars through tempera paint, and
  • stamping found objects with black ink.
The preschoolers had so much fun with this exploration. I believe they made close to a hundred sheets of homemade paper, and this allowed for many mornings of process art. I stayed at school this afternoon and created a paper quilt of their artwork, featuring one special piece by each child. I think it looks beautiful! I am excited for the families to see this work at our Learning Showcase this Friday evening. 


  1. I work with preschoolers and that is beautiful!!! I love that you put them all together like that, especially on their own paper! The parents will love it, and the kids will be so proud!

  2. The paper quilt is cool! Rolling cars through paint and onto paper sounds fun. The relationship of art to critical thinking is so important.