This week was a very short one due to the Melbourne Cup, which many children seemed to enjoy discussing. The children have very much enjoyed browsing, shopping, buying, selling, calculating, exchanging and even donating, into our dramatic play grocery store this week. Thanks to those of you who have been bringing along bits and pieces to fill the shelves of our store!
As a group, we have been exploring Jeannie Baker’s story books “The Hidden Forest” and “Belonging”. Both of which have incredible illustrations within. I have explained to the children Jeannie’s art technique, which involves a construction of collages for each page. Jeannie uses natural and artificial materials in her work, as well as her own illustrations within the collage, and the effect is very engaging and transfixing. The stories and pictures within the books are very unique and we will continue to explore the work of Jeannie. The children have also begun working on their own collage constructions. We truly do have a class full of talented artists! If you come across any materials we could use for collage (natural or artificial) we would love to use them over the coming week.
And lastly a big thank you to Anne for taking over teaching for me for Friday.
Extended Hours Educators
Laura, Tracey, Helen, and Fiona