Monday, November 24, 2014

In progress.

All of elementary collaborated in a Louise Nevelson-inspired assemblage. Using found objects that they collected from home, students glued together their assemblage and painted them in our school color- blue. I can't wait to see this hanging up on the wall!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Belated Halloween Post


My almost three year old and I went as the famous couple, John and Yoko . 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Kindergarten's Ladybugs

For my after-school kindergarten class, students learned about symmetry and painted ladybugs. I first read to them a fun hide-and-seek book called Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug. The grass texture was created by applying saran wrap on wet watercolor. They painted a separate watercolor paper in reds and oranges and after it dried, cut out an oval and glued it to their grass. Then they painted the ladybug's spots being careful to replicate them on the opposite wing, and head and antennae. 

First Grade: Tinted Ice Cream

It's not summer anymore, but it's never too cold for ice cream! First graders learned about tints in the form of ice cream scoops. They folded their papers and in each space painted the color, or "flavor", of their choice in different tints. They also painted a color chart that I cut out and combined into one big chart that I'll use for future lessons. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Second Grade: Fox in the Dark

Second graders read The Fox in the Dark and drew a fox of their own with soft pastels. Since the story takes place in the woods, they made leaves out of styrofoam and stamped them around their border.