|the monster made of circles, squiggles, zig-zags, & curves.|
Swirls. Numbers. Colors. Shapes. Books.
Letters. Words. Airplanes. Trucks. Monsters.
Children experiment with writing and drawing tools throughout the school day... PERHAPS during early morning time before many other students arrive at school.
PERHAPS during a small group experience to try out a new technique or new drawing surface. PERHAPS during the open work time where students choose where they wish to explore for long periods of time.
|the swirls, the dots, the letters...this penned piece even has a handle for flying.|
|friendship book all in purple...sometimes you just need one bright pen.|
|yellow 'space stations' and black-penned monsters...the having of your own idea||.|
|numbers are the most challenging shapes/lines to form when you are four.|
|making her own maze to follow in pen...well done.|
Most of the children who have created the drawings, invitations, books, and designs in the photos today are four- or five-years-old.
The purposeful-ness of their work indicates that they have been able to explore and invent with pens for years leading up to these works.
|this boy started the school year uninterested in drawing or writing...voila!|
|can you tell that this girl named Sophie R. wrote a note to herself?|
|this boy had incredible hand-eye coord...he could mimic the fonts from different print sources!|
|these girls were hunting for words around the classroom for their 'word collections'.|
|one page in this boy's 'book of words' - written in rainbow.|
Their work indicates that the 'having of a pen' has given a voice and life to their explorations.
PERHAPS you will see the joy, the colors, the humor, the friendship, the focus, the calm, the intention.
The having of a pen. Is. A. Gift.
|a program made by children for our performance play (credits written by the teacher).|