I had so much fun Thursday and Friday with my kinders. After spending the first couple days setting up seating charts, and explaining how Awesome Artists act in art. (thanks to another awesome poster Artabroad) I needed some fun.
I saw a blog post on Hands, Head n' Heart- this week talking about painting with water on the sidewalk. It looked like fun and easy. The weather in Kansas had been really warm early in the week but would only in the mid to lower 80 Thursday and Friday. So I scraped my plan and said "Let's do this!"
So when my kinders came to the door, I invited my Awesome Artist to come in and sit down I had something special to do with them today. Oooo, ahhhh. What could it be? Now they have only know me a week but Mrs. Zwahl can be a little silly so they weren't sure what to expect!
We had already talked a little about lines so we reviewed them and I told them we were going to paint lines outside on the sidewalk. Great big eyes and smiles popped! I don't think they knew quite what it meant but I filled in the information quickly.
What really made it too funny was when were lining up I made a big deal about tip-toeing past the Office so they wouldn't see us. :) So we did, we tip-toed around the corner past the office and out the doors. Then we had a good fit of giggles. I passed out little cups of water with some old brushes I didn't like, and told them to spread out and DRAW! We drew lines, shapes and our names all over the place. I asked them why it disappeared? The sun dries it! So if we made a mistake no big deal, it will dry and go away. We spent about 15-20 minutes of our 30 minutes out side enjoying the fun.
When it was time to stop we watered the grass and bushes put our cups and brushes away and lined up to sneak back in past the Office. They were so funny. One of my classes actually squatted down and duck walked past so they were hidden better. Then they popped up and we walked the rest of the way.
I can't believe how cute they were. And Quiet! They loved the playful way I led them out and back in to school.
It truly was one of those days that makes you say, that's why I love teaching.