Although we've now begun our bat unit, our poem this week was about a silly old scarecrow.
Click on the image to grab two versions of this poem.
We painted some fabulous scarecrows today, too! This lesson is from Deep Space Sparkle (one of my favourite art sites)!
We did this lesson in two parts. In the morning we did a directed drawing of the scarecrows using black pastels. No pencils allowed! I was worried some of my little perfectionists were going to be stressed out with this, but it was seriously great. There were no tears and EVERYONE ended up with a great looking scarecrow.
Here's what a couple of them looked like before we painted them.
Aren't they sweet?
In the afternoon I gave the kids some blue, red and yellow tempera paints and they went to town. For some of them, the best part was mixing the colours to make new ones:)
If you're looking for a scarecrow book to go along with this, Sandi from rubberboots and elf shoes has a great recommendation for you.
Stay tuned! My next post will be about some of the fun bat activities we've been doing.