FRIDAY!!! It's Friday!!!!
WELCOME Aboard! or WELCOME BACK!!
FINE MOTOR FRIDAY!!!! FINE ARTS FRIDAY!!!!
Welcome to my first-ever annual Mother's Day Edition of Fine Motor Friday!
It's a special mama bear that welcomes immersion painting!
Just think of all of the dexterity required to wield that paint brush!
[I think the expression on that little cherubic face says it all!]
Talk about INSTANT GRATIFICATION!!!
An idea as great as painting on your hand with your own paint brush should be shared with your twinzee sissy -- don't ya think?
An idea that great is twice the fun with togetherness.
|Who me? Who us? Paint on our hands?? How much fun is that?|
Behold the twinzees on their Art-sy field trip outting.
Little Red is obviously enjoying making her mark on the world.
Mr. Long EyeLashes is enthralled with just the painting of da hand.
Think of all the Mothers all around the country receiving a handprint-painted something or other this weekend. While as mamas we treasure the finished product (card or painting) we are also aware that it is the PROCESS that gives our child all of the feedback and delight!!!
Earlier this week I've had two blog posts with **ubber-cute** poems.
Click here for the first handprint poem installment.
Click here for the follow-up article with finger print flower + verse.
All of these sweet examples of Mother's Day poems had me thinking.
I got out my pencil and this is what I came up with:
(I will work tonight on getting into a Google doc + add to my freebies.)
Now let's take a look at some Fine Motor Fun for the special occasion!
These are hot-off-the-press from my visit yesterday!
Make no mistake, kindergarten cards require much focus + concentration!
That's a delightful spectrum of beautiful mommies.
That's a lot of kindergarten LUV being expressed!!
In order to get to the point where a child can write heartfelt sentiment on their own, they can capture much of their feelings in drawings -- like those above.
After the pictures we see letters and words emerging to tell mom about our observations:
- she's nis (nice)
-she's hapy (happy)
- she's prite (pretty)
-she's brfl (beautiful)
she's fune (funny)
Well you get the idea and I'm sure these moms will treasure these writings.....especially so because of their invented spellings.
|Polka-dot moi, WonderBoy + Wonderful Mrs. Davis|
|Debbie Clement shares her quilted picture book illustrations -- comparing Art to finished book.|
Take a look at what I observed just yesterday in Kindergarten.
These photos are from my visit to WonderBoy's own K-crew in Pataskala!
After my author-illustrator visit with the four K classes I made jiffy quick visits into the four K classrooms.
Here's one of my FAVORITE learning centers of the morning.
You're gonna just LUV this set-up!
Two-sided magnetic easel.
Each student's name written out with a photograph.
Students have a journal of their friends photos
and they must 'write-out' the friend's name!!
The center is set up for two children to work at the same time.
On the flip side of her easel are the names on blue for the afternoon class.
Yes. Ohio still has many school districts with half-day kindergarten.
[If you LUV this writing center, perhaps you have time to leap into the future and go to this link, where I have 6 different 'sign-in' systems documented all in the same spot.]
When we got home I was given permission to share WonderBoy's K-present for his mommy.
Now let's take a little peeeeeeek inside!
Hope that you have the very best time possible this weekend.
We've been doing some spring cleaning.....
Look at this A.MA.ZING toy I found in our very own basement!
The family that plays with fine motor tools/games/materials builds those fine motor skills!
Always have the children see you writing.
-- Debbie --
Editor's Note from the future:
|I have a store now!!!|
***Looking for the other 12 installments in the series?
Or if you want to fast forward into the future..... I have a whole article devoted to 6 different 'sign-in' systems.
Click on this link for installment #15.
This post has been added to KinderCraze Mother's Day Linkie.