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art teacher of little people
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"Oh the Places You'll Go." By Dr Seuss M12
7 year olds. 'Oh the Places You'll go' was a familiar story for many of the children today.  After reading the story, we looked more closely at Dr Seuss's drawing and the colours he used. The colour palette is limited and as one boy observed, they are the p...

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Klimt #2
There are days when things go sort of to plan. Then there are days when my feet don't touch the ground. On those days, something inevitably gets overlooked. Today it was putting the photos of the children's art into dropbox. So here I am at home, ready to t...

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Papa, please get the moon for me.
Initial warm up. Making observational drawings of lavender. Year ones. This is my first day back this year. I had the privilege of having the very new children. I used a book by Eric Carl about a wee girl who wanted to play with the moon. "Papa, Please get ...

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Photos from 2014
Google sent me a little video of photos from 2014. I thought it was worth sharing.

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Arty Christmas Gifts
I love the idea of receiving a gift that allows me to try something new. Cookery books are good that way, although they have been coming thick and fast recently and I'm struggling to keep up. Children are probably the easiest people to buy for. Think about ...

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Christmas Activities. M14
More of a girls choice. By far the most popular option. Quite popular, I think because the paper I gave them was adhesive. Only a few takers for this idea. They were creative with this idea. This led to a bit of a glitter mess. Popular amongst a group of bo...

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Those Kings Again. K2
New Entrants I will write a little about the day in the morning. It was lovely.

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The Three Wise Men R9
7 and 8 year olds. I played my favourite Christmas story for the children. See my previous post for the link. We focussed on the three kings. We had a discussion about what oriental kings would have looked like. I followed the previous lesson I had taken wi...

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The Story of Christmas.
I found this lovely rendition of the Story of Christmas, acted and narrated by children. The story of Christmas Thank you to www.stpauls.org.nz. It is excellent viewing.
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