Kindergarten students have been working hard learning about Eric Carle one of my favorite author illustrators. I love the way he works, with so much texture in his paint. The kindergarteners loved that too. We had fun making patterns with paint and then just like Eric Carle we cut apart our texture paintings and used them to create our animals for our book. For this project kindergarten students work collaboratively so the animals do not belong to one students but were worked on by both class. Finally once we finished our animals we designed backgrounds.
Thankfully we finished this project just in time for March, (if you didn't know March is READING month.) I hope you enjoy the story and the art work they created the book is available for free download from the itunes store.