I'm not big into Halloween...and don't do Halloween in my classroom. HOWEVER...when you have a cute little princess dancing around in her dress for Halloween...ya gotta share!
October 31, 2012
With the end of October comes the end of ARTOBER! We focused on Red Grooms as a district. I created a blog to go along with our efforts that shows the many projects created across the district inspired by the work of Red Grooms. There are also lesson plans & resources on Red Grooms. Check it out!!!
October 30, 2012
October 29, 2012
We're looking at landscapes & cityscapes in 2nd grade. I thought that since we just did the abstract expressionism project, that we'd "abstract" our cityscapes. I decided to add in the value element because I had been noticing in past work that my students seem to not be able to control pressure while coloring...or just don't understand the concept. I loved the results!!!!
October 28, 2012
I love turtles! I have them all over my classroom. Over the years, my students have added to my collection. The other day one of my first graders came up to me gave me a small gift bag. Inside was this beautiful Christmas tree ornament from Hobby Lobby (I had already been eyeing this ornament..and had talked myself out of it a few times). He was so proud of getting this gift for me...and I LOVE IT!
October 27, 2012
October 26, 2012
We started our clay mask project for 3rd grade this past week. I decided to have the students use an aquatic theme as their inspiration. I change it up every year....animals, emotions, monsters, aliens..etc. We'll paint them with acrylic paint...but expect it to be a few weeks before you start seeing those posted. I still have two more third grade classes to see next week(my crazy schedule this year?!?!). So it will be another week or so before I can fire them all.