Students joined a long history of wildlife artists in designing their own “Federal Duck Stamp”. The class looked at past Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest winners for inspiration. We discussed the exterior anatomy of birds. Students noted the variety in colors and patterns in different waterfowl.
Drawing is an excellent way to study the natural world. Students drew from Bird Field Guides and other visual resources to create their ducks. They developed an acute understanding of a duck’s form by taking the time to look and draw one.
Ducks of every style, color and pattern were made with the students at Taggart Elementary. The lesson focused on the wide variety of ducks around the world and their unique … Continue reading Students Design New Duck Species
The kids were split into two teams to do the relay race by passing on the “torch” from one to another. The game was designed to cultivate team spirit and … Continue reading Morning Relay Race!
The kids at Samuel Recreation Center were divided into three stations this afternoon while they did flower folding, fishbowl decorating and water color. They were asked to paint the colors … Continue reading Flower Folding and Water Colors
Summer classes are in full effect at Cione Rec Center! We figured since it’s summer, a time typically reserved for vacations, we could pretend we we were traveling and talk … Continue reading Summer Lovin’ at Cione!
Origami is a fantastic way to practice fine motor skills, sequencing and spatial skills. It is an art form that engages youth and adults alike. It’s the perfect activity for … Continue reading Origami Jumping Frogs
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We continued our nature art theme by learning about local fish. The younger students learned about the Brook Trout, a fish that is native to Pennsylvania. We talked about where … Continue reading Making Connections with Aquatic Life
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