As one of our teachers has a Masters in Education with a focus on using the creative arts in learning, we decided to spend some time learning about sculpture today. We had previously discussed the Lincoln Monument while using our microscope (see previous post) and had talked about it being a sculpture. Today the afternoon children were read 3-D ABC, A Sculptural Alphabet by Bob Raczka. This helped them to see many different types of sculptures. (We also read had a book about the Lincoln Memorial and were able to see how big this was - much different from the back of a penny!)
We had been saving lots of items that would have been recycled and also went to the Scrap Box to obtain the rest of the parts to create our own sculptures.
They chose what items they would like to incorporate into their work.