As we conclude our unit of study on the author and illustrator Eric Carle, I thought it would be fun to see how we created some of the art projects that went along with our unit. Many of these projects were done during our Managed Independent Learning time under the direction of Mrs. Radermacher. These students have learned so much about how Eric Carle created his illustrations and we had a fantastic time trying out some of his techniques. Enjoy the photos!
These photos captured the techniques we used to paint the paper we used to make the very hungry caterpillars hanging inside our classroom.
This adorable project went with the book Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me!
This project was a collaboration between all three kindergarten classrooms to create our own mural in the hall based on the book by Bill Martin and Eric Carle Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? We had to come up with five animals and choose the color of each. Then we did something we had not done before. We had to work together in small groups. It was an interesting experience! We learned that in a group situation, we need to have every group member participate equally. Easier said than done. We learned a few things about this and will be working in groups more in the upcoming weeks, so hopefully it will get better for us!
The finished product.