Spontaneous: This morning I filled up some bottle containers with different colour paints. The idea was for the children to put the different coloured paint onto the paper and then fold the paper into half the children then patted the paper and when they opened the paper they could see a beautiful butterfly. Marlee and Elijah went first. Marlee was capable of squeezing the paint bottle but Elijah had some trouble and needed some help. Lucas upon opening his paper yelled out a squeal of delight as he saw the bright colours joined together. Huda picked the yellow paint first for her piece and also loved the look of her work when finished. Eloise wanted some help and when she finished her work she touched the paint and said "butterfly". Jack wanted the purple one first saying "purple" as he picked the bottle up and squeezed it onto the paper. Kavith couldn't wait for his turn and was quick to sit at the table for his turn. Kavith was also able to squeeze the bottles with paint and loved it when he opened the paper up. Nathan jumped up when it was his turn picking the yellow paint first. Hunter needed some help from Kavitha(educator) and when he finished he wasn't too happy to give up the paint. Pilar did little blobs of paint onto her paper before folding the paper and then opening it to see her art work. Asna also loved the painting this morning saying "Look" as she opened her paper. Elya chose the yellow paint first then the red and she also squealed in delight at her work.
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Outcomes: 4: Children are confident and involved learners Elements: 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity. Children enjoyed this experience today by expressing their feelings through the arts.
This learning experience can be linked to Gardner's theories. He saw the arts and creativity as playing major roles in children's learning.
Critical Reflection: This morning I filled up some container bottles with different coloured paint. The idea was for the children to be able to tip the paint onto the paper a little bit easier but as I found out the children couldn't squeeze the bottles so that meant they needed some help. It didn't change the outcome though as the children enjoyed the experience a lot. Follow up: Add more implements.