Mrs. Zwaska 4s Fine Arts - Eola

Weather Week!

This week we learned all about weather! We made a list of “weather words” such as flood, hurricane, tornado, cloudy, thunderstorm, rain, sun, and wind. On Monday, we learned how the month of March “comes in like a lion and out like a lamb” in relation to the weather during the month. We made lions… Read More

Dr. Seuss Week!

This week we celebrated Dr. Seuss! On Monday we read “The Cat in the Hat” and we each made our own version of a “Cat in the Hat” HAT! We used collage pieces, markers, crayons, and stickers to create our own designs. On Wednesday, we read “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” and… Read More

Maple Syrup Tapping!

We had a busy short week in Fine Arts 4’s! On Monday, we finished our dinosaur theme by making dinosaur skeletons out of pasta! We also read a book titled “Dinosaur’s Day” which describes a day in the life of a triceratops. On Wednesday, we met at Red Oak Nature Center to see how they… Read More


We had fun this week with dinosaurs! We painted with Duplo blocks which created patterns of circles on a stegosaurus! We created pictures describing what we would do if the dinosaurs came back to life. On Friday, we were finally able to get outside and play in the sunshine!  Next week we will finish our… Read More

Valentine’s Day!

We spent this past week completing various activities for Valentine’s Day. On Monday, we each made Valentines for patients of the Chicago Proton Center! This is a great service project that taught us to make something for others! On Wednesday, we “constructed” our Valentines mailboxes out of tissue boxes, construction paper, and stickers. During tap… Read More

Groundhog’s Day!

This past week we made groundhog puppets along with reading two different ground hog stories titled “10 Grouchy Groundhogs” and “Max Celebrates Groundhog Day.” We are continuing to learn the song “Sing..Sing A Song” and to sing together as a choir! In dance class, we are learning the official tap steps such as a “shuffle”… Read More

Melting snowmen!

We had a great week! We used shaving cream mixed with Elmer’s glue to create snow for our melting snowmen. We had different reasons why our snowmen melted.. They are very funny! Stop by and read them in our hall next week. We have also been working on singing together as a class! In addition… Read More

Tap shoes and snowmen!

This week in Fine Arts 4’s, our new tap shoes arrived for our dance class! We learned a few steps including the shuffle step! Miss Polly (our preschool assistant) also helped us with our tap shoes since she is also a tap dancer! In our classroom, we are building snowmen using the letters of our… Read More

Winter Animals and New Words!

This week Fine Arts 4’s we learned the words “collage” and “silhouette”. We then made penguin collages and painted silhouettes of polar bears. We returned to our dance class and learned about tap shoes and a few of the first tap steps! We are excited to start tapping when our new shoes arrive! We always… Read More

Sparkling Snow Angels

This week in Fine Arts 4’s, we were introduced to artists! We read books titled “The Little Artist” and “Splatter.” We spent time on Monday and Wednesday painting! On Monday, we painted snow angels using blue paint and then we added bath salts to the paint to make them sparkle! On Wednesday, we used four… Read More