At Cione and Fishtown Recreation Centers, our teacher Liza read the Hungry Caterpillar to the children. It helped them learn reading comprehension as she asked questions about the book as she went along. Questions included “how many apples did the caterpillar eat?” and “what color were the fruits that the caterpillar ate?”. After the reading, we prepared big paper butterflies, and colorful pieces of fabric for the children to glue on. We prepared the glue onto the butterflies, and guided them through sticking them on to the paper butterfly. As the students did this, we taught them about the concept of symmetry: whats on one side will be reflected on the other. Butterflies have symmetrical wing, so what they glued on one side, was glued on the other.
This project was educational in that it taught children the way that caterpillars transition into being butterflies. It also taught them to pay attention to the reading and make their own assumptions about what the caterpillar would do next. This was brought forth by asking questions like “what will happen now that the caterpillar ate all this food?”. On the artistic side, it helped students learn about how to glue, and how different fabrics have different textures.
At Cione and Fishtown Recreation Centers, we prepared paper bag puppets with two eyes and a fuzz ball nose as well as some pieces of construction paper that would be … Continue reading Cione and Fishtown Dog and Cat Paper Bag Puppets Reflection
Monday, July 24th was our third art session at Cione Recreation Center. We continued our ‘travel’ discussion. This time, we talked about ways we can travel, one being in a … Continue reading Cione Rec Center – Hot Air Balloons and Sculptures
Monday, July 24th was our third day at Fishtown Recreation Center. Continuing our travel theme, both the older and younger students traveled to India! We shared a brief discussion on … Continue reading Fishtown Rec Center – India
Monday, July 17th was our second day at Fishtown Rec Center. These students are traveling around the world through art. This week, we focused on Japan and I even wore … Continue reading Fishtown Rec Center – Traveling Around The World – Japan
Monday, July 17th was another great day at Cione Receation Center! The younger students (ages 5-7) listened to Miss Margot read the story “Philippe in Monet’s Garden” by Lisa Jobe … Continue reading Cione Rec Center – Monet Frogs and Japanese Cherry Blossoms
Summer is full of fun! Whether you’re making new friends, learning new skills, travelling somewhere different, or just taking time to relax, summer should always be full of great memories. … Continue reading First Day of Cione Rec Center
The children at Towey Rec. Center worked with some edible materials for this week’s art activity. We started with using marshmallows as stamps. With a little green paint we stamped … Continue reading Towey Rec. Center – Marshmallow Stamps and Salt Painting
On one Thursday after school at Towey Rec., the young artists there were challenged to make a craft called ‘God’s eyes.’ These ‘Ojos de Dios’ are associated with the Huichol and … Continue reading Towey Rec. Center – “God’s Eyes”
Clay modeling was a huge hit at Towey this semester. The kids here range in age from 6-14, and they all absolutely love working with the clay. After finishing other … Continue reading Towey Rec. Center – Clay Pinch Pot Animals