Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet
Central Idea: Rocks and sand are in our natural environment and we use, value and interact with them in a variety of ways.
The latest Sharing the Planet unit for kindergarten is perfect for our rocky, sandy location. We took a look at the work of artist Darly Maddeaux. He does amazing work precariously balancing rocks without any armature or adhesive. The kids were amazed. After a frustrating first class, we did use some adhesive, plasticine clay. It worked very well-- as a matter of fact when one of the kinder teachers saw our sculptures, he said we should use cement and place the finished pieces around the school grounds. Cement with 5 year olds-- he is a brave man.