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This Week in the Wonder Ground-Scribble Art

Big Idea: The act of creating art is sometimes more important than the art object itself. We started each session with a book this week: ¬†Shapes by Philip Yenawine This beautiful nonfiction picture book isolates the artistic element of shape, discusses what visual ideas and effects can be conveyed by different shapes, and examines how […]

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This Month in the Wonder Ground: Art is Smart!

This month in the Wonder Ground we are exploring why and how people create art. Art comes in many forms and is made for many different purposes. This November and December, we want to explore a variety of different art forms. Through discussions¬† we are going to explore some fundamental concepts about the artistic process. […]

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This Week in the Wonder Ground:

Big Idea: The way to change how something moves is to give it a push or a pull. Activity: We challenged kids to use a variety of materials to move toy cars across different surfaces. They used string and rubber bands to pull cars along the floor. They used straws to blow on their cars, […]

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