Developing our art skills on Zoom - 5th October 2021
We started off our zoom session with our acknowledgement of country followed by a book reading with Maryanne. Our Possums, Joeys and Zoom friends sat together and listened to the book about the many different feelings we have. After the book, I led an art experience that focused on building the children's art skills, their abilities to follow instructions and engage in a group experience.
We sat down at the table each having their own texta and paper with the laptop at the end of the table for everyone to see. I put on a drawing tutorial video where everyone was encouraged to listen and follow the instructions given. Our Zoom peers had the help of their parents at home while the children in the centre had their peers and educators to assist them.
Today's drawing theme was Halloween as the event is fast approaching. So for the first video, we drew a simple ghost emoji. This was followed by another video where we drew a cute watermelon. Our children in the centre were all very eager to give this experience a go and stayed in the experience until it was finished.
It's wonderful to see our Possums and Joeys continuously showing interest in their environment and their learning.
Link to Pedagogical Documentation
Outcomes: 5: Children are effective communicators Elements: 5.3 Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media. Children have demonstrated their ability to express their thoughts, knowledge and skills using creative arts as their learning medium.
Standard: 1.3 Assessment and planning - Educators and co-ordinators take a planned and reflective approach to implementing the program for each child. Elements: 1.3.2 Critical reflection - Critical reflection on children's learning and development, both as individuals and in groups, drives program planning and implementation. Staff take an active role in critically reflecting each experience to further assess children's development and support them in their continued learning.
Critical Reflection:I feel this experience didn't go as well as I would like. I struggled to support the two groups (screen and centre children) in this experience. Some children needed more support than others in understanding the concept of drawing using instructions. I did allow lots of time for each child to complete a step before moving on to the next step. However, it seemed a large group of the children still struggled to follow the instructions given. I am wondering whether they struggled to see the video or understand the instruction. Perhaps a smaller group would have been better instead of the size we had. Overall the children were very eager to join in the experience and demonstrated their persistence as they engaged in the experience even though it was a challenge for them. Follow Up: Halloween Art