Montessori says...

Montessori says...
“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” ― Maria Montessori

Thursday, June 1, 2017

May Mayhem:)



Playgrounds 






Playground drawings turned into playground sculptures! 

We used team work, problem solving, creativity and random leftover shared art scraps to illustrate the elements of art utilizing sculptural forms. 


  








 

 

 

 






 

 



The Primary classes left class last week with their own Not a Box..'cause it's not a box!


My favorite quote this month..
"Ms. Heather, your room looks good messy."














Saturday, May 20, 2017

SPRING IN THE CREATIVITY LABORATORY AT HURSEY AND MURRAY LaSAINE!




GETTING OUR FARMERS MARKET AND CARNIVAL SALES UP AND RUNNING!! THESE WERE BEAUTIFUL DAYS AND GREAT COMMUNITY SUPPORT!



Creating Flowers out of random objects for our sales decorations 





Tagging and pricing the items


 Kate's Spring collage


 

Sterling takes charge





 The Farmers Market is a beautiful opportunity for garden sales and display of  one of the many attributes of Murrray LaSaine!



The Carnival at Hursey gave the students an opportunity to have fun and show off what they created. The garden classroom classes grew the plants for the art pots,  and they made soaps for sale from they herbs they grew themselves!



When spring has arrived and the weather is gorgeous, the teachers and the students want to be outside. 
We went outside to look for elements of art in our environment. We were able to find everything we were looking for in the playground area.  
One of the hardest things to do for a child is to NOT play on the playground on a beautiful day, but they did it. They sat and studied its angles, curves, textures, the way it is put together, the colorful unity of all the components and the movement. I think the children were surprised at what they were able to draw themselves.








































Next week, as we end our 2016-2017 school year, the students will continue the playground creations and construct a piece of our playground or make up their own. Should be an interesting week of craziness!! I do love my job! The creativity, the excitement, the love.. its all part of a child's mind, (and mine).







OUR VISIT TO THE GIBBES THIS MONTH 

AND PATRICK DOUGHERTY 

WOW!! 




Structures with sticks .. inspired by our field trip to the Gibbes Museum this month
Check out: "stickwork.net"