Our story this week was a non-fiction piece called Butterfly. Our students learn all about the monarch butterfly as Kinders so they had a lot of schema already. I decided to enrich with an art project this week. We used oil pastels and watercolors to make these beautiful butterflies.
Deep Space Sparkle. I took the time to really teach them how to paint (don't use too much or too little water, rinse your brush REALLY well between colors, less water =brighter color, etc) and not ruin the brushes. I also reminded them that the wings should be painted as mirror-images. I was pleased how they came out and of course the kids LOVED it!