Needle Felting Project

We learned how to needle felt and make a picture with wool fleeceIMG_8598.

All of the kindergarten classes worked on this needle felting project so we could enter it in the Deerfield Fair. We made an apple tree in the different seasons. Our tree was the fall tree.


20151004-220422.jpgThe judges liked our project. We got a blue ribbon for our work. It was fun to go to the Fair and see our project.



Writing an Elephant Book For a New Friend

For the last month we have been learning all about elephants. As a final project, each of us wrote two facts that we learned about these BIG animals. Some of us wrote about the different parts of an elephants’ body, while others wrote about things elephants are able to do. Once our writing was complete, we all drew beautiful pictures of African and Asian elephants. The sentences and pictures were pasted into a big book which we have sent to our new friend, Chris. He is a soldier in the Army who is currently deployed in Afghanistan. We learned that soldiers sometimes live far away from their families, and it is nice to send them special letters and packages to bring them happiness. The package that Chris should receive soon is still a surprise to him! We hope to teach Chris, and all of you, lots of interesting things about elephants.

Painting with Paper Pulp

We learned that trees help the earth. We need trees to keep the earth healthy. Sometimes trees are used to make paper. We should save paper so we can save the trees.  Ms. Smith and Mrs. Knee showed us how we could recycle our paper scraps and use them to make something new. We tore up the paper from our scrap boxes and used a blender with water to mash the paper into pulp.

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We read books by Denise Fleming who makes her illustrations with pulp she makes from cloth. When it dries, it is paper. We decided to use our paper pulp to make paper leaves and then make a tree with them.

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be a friend to a tree

 We enjoyed making leaves so much, we decided to try to create pictures the way Denise Fleming does. We put the paper pulp into squeeze bottles so we could “paint”  the different colors onto our screen.

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These are the pictures we made.

If you want to learn more about Denise Fleming, click here.

Thank you, Denise Fleming for inspiring us.

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