October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!


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! 

Red Grooms Inspired: End of Artober 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 29, 2012

Abstract Cityscapes w/ Value: 2nd Grade




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!!!!  






More Fall"ish" Abstract Expressionist Paintings: 2nd Grade


Here are more of the Fall Inspired Abstract Expressionist Paintings.





October 28, 2012

A Turtle Kind of Christmas


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 26, 2012

Aquatic Inspired Clay Masks: 3rd Grade




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.