Clay, Buttons and Oil Pastels

  Using clay and buttons as a simple number provocation is another way to incorporate mathematical experiences into your classroom.  Some children will come over and use the oil pastel to try and trace the number and the buttons.  Other children will copy the number and buttons free hand.  And still others may squish the clayContinue reading “Clay, Buttons and Oil Pastels”

Sunflower or False Daisy?

When I first looked at this oil pastel I thought, “hmm…sunflower!”  Then I thought some more, “no, false daisy!”   When I asked the little boy who drew this picture he did not know the type of flower because drawing a specific variety was not on his mind as he created this lovely and vibrantContinue reading “Sunflower or False Daisy?”

Oil Pastel Provocation

Oil pastels have such a soft texture and so much pigment!  As you can see below in the picture frame, this four year old child was very happy drawing with about four different colors of oil pastels.  This particular child did not use water to smudge the drawing, but rather his fingers, however the effect,Continue reading “Oil Pastel Provocation”