Where does time go....this post will be a bit longer than most, partly because I didn't post last week. SORRY! Sometimes, I just don't know how Friday evenings turn into Monday mornings so quickly.
Highlights: After the History box was delivered and the students' excitement left the art room, the magic floated through the air of the school until the end of the day. A young 3rd grade student came into my room at the end of the day, just to say 'hi' and "Hey, tell Julio 'Thanks for the cookies'". (Now if you are wondering who 'Julio' is, skim through the third grade theme for the year...) With a smirk, I said, "I will".
First Grade: Meeting a man that has not been to the bathroom in 300 years...
|little by little a face appears|
|rembrandt self portrait as zeuxis|
In this (cross your fingers) short lesson, the first grade art adventurers are discovering themselves a little bit and creating self-portraits. We have not completed our drawings and ready to paint....or use oil pastels.....hmmmm.....
First/Second Bilingual: Drawing our city together
|drawing their city|
|painting by Jacob Lawrence|
Second Grade: My Tree of Life
|Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt|
|reading art books during free time|
|painting midnight blue....|
|all the way from Paris...|
|creating a light shadow for visualization|
|Still life with apples by Cezanne|
|depicting the bends and folds of fabric|
|painting by Henri Matisse|
|using oil pastel for patterns|
Fifth Grade: Exploring the Secret Cave
|read to the students for inspiration|
|exploring the secret cave|
Sixth Grade: Heidi Cody would be proud
|American Alphabet by Heidi Cody|
|American Alphabet by students|
|what products did this student use???|
I am a little behind updating the projects for the MILE students. A couple of weeks ago, we create fall-ish trees. Super easy and not sooooo messy. We cut out a cloud shape for the top of the tree and proceeded to use our fingertips to make little prints of green, yellow and red. When all was dry, and with small slits in a toilet paper tube, we put it all together. I tend to google seasonal crafts to get ideas.
Stay tuned for........
First Grade: Completing our portraits and possibly seeing where a mysterious red dress takes us
First/Second Bilingual: painting our community together
Second Grade: Swirls and twirls of gold
Third Grade: painting....with easels and all
Fourth Grade: Re-telling the crime scene
Fifth Grade: Connecting pre-historic communication to today--graffiti
Sixth Grade: Exploring identity through......TBA
MILE: webs, spiders and ghosts
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