• Tearri Rivers

Oviparous Animals: Process-Based Art

Day 2 of our monthly theme "Baby Animals" topic was Oviparous Animals. Experience Early Learning's preschool curriculum does an excellent job of making sure children are experimenting, making discoveries, and participating in process art.

We previously learned about the life cycle of the chicken and the children here have an ongoing love for dinosaurs, so when they saw the invitation to create they were very excited to learn more about eggs.

Experience Early Learning incorporates science, language and open ended process art elements into their Creative Corner lesson plans. We look at beautiful photos, and touch objects as part as our creative arts time. Touching objects helps the children to apply new words such as "oviparous". Another thing I noticed is when the touch objects are introduced in different ways the children began to think on deeper levels about the object.

For this Creative Corner project from our preschool curriculum the gorgeous photos, title and informational card was provided. No doubt, Experience Early Learning understands how important childcare and parent relationships are. The information card shares about the experience the child had while participating in the activity, what type of activity it is and why it is important, and what materials were used by the child.

Paper ovals and white crayons were also materials included for this project by our preschool curriculum

Before doing the actual artwork we looked at the photo, discovered patterns on the eggs, and then decided what they would draw on their egg. For some this was their first time doing an art project with white crayon and watercolors. They were very pleased with their finished work.

And this lead to the question "Are all dinosaurs oviparous?".

They are still researching this question.

For now it appears that every dinosaur they know and have found are oviparous animals, but they have not taken a position on this yet. Stay tuned!

In the hallway the children's work is displayed in hopes that it sparks conversations about the project between child and parent, and some sharing of things that may be relatable to the project(s) that happened at home with me.

On the bulletin board I also used the Information cards, gorgeous photos, and title card. I am so excited to be able to hear some of the conversations that will take place involving the children's perspective on their learning.

As an Experience Early Learning Blogger, I receive the Experience Early Learning Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic experiences. As always, my opinions are 100% my own. #preschool #familychildcare #mgtblogger

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