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What's happening NOW at Blue Grass Purple Cow

Arent you impressed by how talented and creative your children are? They have produced some amazing pieces of art work! We are so excited to continue this theme for next week, too.

 

We are exploring a variety of materials in our art work -- from finger paint to watercolour - from mosaic to mud painting. This week, we will also be working on more 3-D sculptures, using sticks and playdough, marshmallows and dry spaghetti and even tin foil. Outside, we are painting large scale both upright and horizontally - on the walls, on the ground and on tables outside. There will be more still life drawing and even personal portraits being created. We will look at several famous artists, too, including Charles Shultz (Peanuts cartoons) and Monet. We may even try to paint our own version of The Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh.

 

If you have the time and the inclination at home, why not get everyone in the family to draw a self-portrait? Or look up a famous work of art and see if you can make your own version. Or, why not set up a still life with fruit or flowers and see if you can replicate it in paint?

 

This week, we will be spending a lot of time talking in our My Happy Mind sessions about the things we are very lucky to have; the things we value and why. With Mothers Day coming at the weekend, the conversations will include our own Mummies.

 

A quick reminder to all Pre-School Mummies (and any other significant females in the family!) that we are looking forward to hosting you on Friday, the 29th, at 3.00pm for our Mothers Day Afternoon Tea. Please let us know if you are able to join us, if you havent already. All Pre-School families are invited, even if you dont normally attend on Fridays.

 

As for food this week, we are making hummous on Monday in The Brook Cooks, so expect your child to come home garlic-fuelled! The rest of the menu features a few classics, like Salmon and Broccoli Bake. Weve also got Chicken Caponata on the Menu - a surprise favourite with the children (it includes aubergine, believe it or not!)