It is the first day back after our Spring holiday. The children were very enthusiastic.
I read the children the first few chapters from "Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun", by Janet Frame. It is a beautifully written story about an ants first venture out of the ant nest.
The children used pen and created an ants nest underground. They began by drawing ground level, quite high on their page. I encouraged them to use their imaginations when it came to designing their mini ant town. One wee boy didn't have any tunnels between the rooms. When I questioned him he said the ants were to be teleported.
They coloured everything with coloured pencils except the little rooms, so the details will remain very clear to see.
I gave them little pieces of wire to create little ants to add to their art. Some children found this too challenging so they made little drawings and added them instead. We used hot glue to attach the wire ants.
The children mounted their own work onto black paper and could add a border using white coloured pencil if they chose to.