Dear Chelsea Day School Families,
I hope you’re doing well and not getting too overwhelmed by all this preschool material coming your way. Apologies for the faulty link I sent yesterday that didn’t allow you to upload your pictures to the shared album.
See new working here: CDS Art Share Album
Some of you may have seen or heard of the rainbow window displays being created by children during this time. As this pandemic continues, I find it so heartwarming that children from all across the world are making handmade rainbows and hanging them on their windows to spread joy during this challenging time. As we practice social distancing, I think it’s a simple and lovely way to bring our community together again. It’s also a great way for children to learn colors and shape identification, practice sorting and learn the order of colors in a rainbow.
Here is a video of me reading the story of “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister: Rainbow Fish Reading
Here is another video of me exploring the colors of the rainbow in different ways:Exploring Colors of the Rainbow
***I promise to work on my screen skills. I know I’m no Bob Ross, but I hope it brings comfort to your kids and some laughs for all of you! Apologies for sassy preschooler and crying baby in the background.Also, I love watching Kermit the Frog sing The Rainbow Connection with my girls. Such a sweet song. Maybe you will enjoy it too!
Dear My Chelsea Day School Artists,
This feels a little different because we aren’t back at school yet…but I have lots of fun ideas for you to do at home even though we aren’t together. I’m in Connecticut with my family and the girls, Charlie and Olive. While we’ve been enjoying our home days, something amazing happened outside. Seems like we said goodbye to winter and hello to spring!
Peek out your window. Do you see any signs of spring? I do! When I look out my window, I see buds coming out on trees and some green grass sprouting from all the rain we’ve been having. What do you see out your window that tells you it is spring? The changing season has made me think a lot about the color GREEN!
Do you know what two colors make Green?
Grown-ups-if you’re child doesn’t know, please don’t tell them. Simply set up the primary colors and let them explore!)– If you have water color paint or tempera paint you can try and mix the color green, and then give it a name! Charlie mixed green and named it “Greenlish”.- For those of you who want a more difficult challenge, try and find some green objects in your home and match the color! – If you don’t have paint, maybe you’re grown-ups have some old magazines lying around that you can tear up. Find the different greens inside and make a torn paper collage with the pieces!- OR, you can go on a green scavenger hunt around your house looking for all the green objects. Arrange your findings in an interesting composition or sculpture! (Charlie, Olive and I found a lot of green things in our house and when we took a photograph we noticed that my socks were a mix of green!)
I’ve shared pictures with you of me and the girls doing these activities and you can have your grown-ups put your artwork here on this google album, I’d love to see! : CDS Art Share Album
I hope you are having lots of cozy fun at home. I miss you and we can’t wait to see you soon!
Lots of love,