Today was our very first day back at school. Yesterday I carefully planned out what I'd be doing with my returning class (we keep our old class for a couple of days before we receive our new one). I had a couple of fun activities in mind and was raring to go.
But then, this morning as I was having my tea in bed and reading some blogs, I came across Miss Trayer's post called "Our First Divergent Art". She blogs at Not Just Child's Play and is always a worthwhile read.
I was really taken with her art lesson and decided then and there that I was scrapping one of my original activities and we were going to extend ourselves and think outside the box.
Miss Trayers gave the kids a piece of paper with an "s" shape, and seeing as how this was a VERY last minute decision on my part, I decided to follow suit. I showed the kids the "s" paper and we spent about 10 minutes talking about how we could incorporate it into a drawing. We also did a Pair and Share, so they had lots of great ideas. Happily though, some kids came up with completely original ideas. I LOVE it when that happens!
So here you go ... this is also OUR very first divergent art:)
|Girl flying a balloon|
|Dog on a leash (original idea)|
|Dollar signs (an original idea)|
|Monster (an original idea)|
Thank you, Miss Trayers!