There are four seasons in preschool: summer

The children started off each season by drawing bare trees. Each tree was created on a different day – not all at one time:)

For summer, the children tore up strips of green construction paper and glued it to the branches of their trees.

I didn’t make into the classroom in time to catch them gluing on the leaves which is always disappointing to me. I love watching the children engage in their work! I did catch some of the other seasons in action which you can see if you click on the different season links above.

What makes each of these activities so awesome is the unique interpretation of how the tree should look. Although the children followed the same processes, each child’s tree ended up with a very unique result.

I loved how this teacher created a plan for presenting all four seasons to the children that lasted over several days and incorporated opportunities to explore the seasons through a variety of art materials.

Another wonderful addition to the four seasons art wall!

By |2010-10-02T11:30:30+00:00October 2nd, 2010|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

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