In March we focused on mammals and explored their characteristics. We now know that mammals are one of the classes of vertebrates. They have skin covered with hair or fur, most give birth to their babies and feed them milk. We learned that the platypus and spiny anteaters are the only mammals that lay eggs and marsupials carry their babies in a pouch for some time after they are born. We were excited to discover that mammals live on land and in the ocean and some can even fly! We also talked about the mammal’s body parts and their functions and the ability to control their body’s temperature.
For art appreciation we looked at a fragment of the caves drawings from Lascaux Caves in France representing a bull, The Cat by Klee, The Goldfish Bowl by Matisse, The Zebra by Warhol, The Tiger by a Torrent by Kishi Ganku, The Fish by Calder, Black Bird over Snow-Covered Red Hills by O’Keeffe and Frog on a Lotus Leaf by Hsiang Sheng-mo and talked about different ways artists see animals and how people started to express themselves in art a long time ago, when they still lived in caves.
In April we are going to talk about South America, it’s cultures, people, countries, fauna and flora. If you have ever been to South America and would like to share your experiences with us we would love it. Please let me know.