simple little lesson plan using Frederick to teach about collage - a technique M uses naturally. I plan to par it down and focus on creating our own collage using a template that is closer to the shapes Lionni uses, instead of the ones linked in the plan. I'll show her how to create scenery by thinking of the shapes of what she'd like to make, then cutting those shapes out of colored paper. With any luck we'll end up with such a cute picture E will want to make on of her own after school! Again, A is too little to really participate in this one. He is also completely disinterested in drawing or coloring in anyway. I have printed some mouse coloring pages for everyone, and I'll consider it good if I get him to even make one little mark on his mouse. He'll have fun checking in to see what M is doing though, and I know that sooner or later he'll want to do what she does. Every kid learns to color eventually.