What do you do with Kindergarten when you only have ONE remaining Art class left?
a) hmmm, good question...
c) get ready to sleep REALLY well after a day of teaching Kinders.
I decided to dive into paint one last time. We read one of my favorite read alouds Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type. The first time I heard of this story was on NPR and the radio folks started a whole discussion about collective bargaining, as the cows, chickens, and then ducks end up going on strike and refuse to produce milk and eggs.
Collective bargaining is not a topic I'm about to explore with my Kinder kiddos, but the vocabulary in this story is fabulous.
We used only Q-tips and black paint to paint our cows, farms, and any extra details. I really liked the Q-tip's effect and the wobbly lines.
We talked a little bit about the expression to add onto our cows' faces. For example, sometimes the cows in the story look surprised, sometimes puzzled, and so on.
Because this was a one day project, we used watercolors to add a quick splash of color to our farms too.
I find this story a little bit ironic as my district is currently in the process of negotiations. Fingers crossed everything goes well and both "cows" and "farmers" are happy at the end of things!