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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ladybugs (Kindergarten)

Look at these adorable little Lady Bugs my kindergartners created!!!

We learned a lot about these sweet little bugs (the only bug I'm not terrified of).  We learned that the come in different colors, listed the parts of the lady bugs, and what they eat.  We also learned about shape (organic/geometric), symmetry, and practiced our coloring and cutting skills.

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First we traced a circle on our paper, aiming for the middle.

Then we drew a line down the middle with a V shape at the end.

Then we traced the bottom of a glue stick (crayola) to make the dot pattern.  We also practiced counting.

Then we drew the head with eyes.

We colored her, to make her pretty :)

We cut her out.

Then we traced a leaf template on green paper and cut it out.
Then we glued our ladybug onto the leaf and add her legs and antenna.

This took about 4 -45 minute classes to complete.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Artists of the Month of March

Congratulations to the following artists of the Month of March.  I am so proud of you and proud of the hard work you put into creating your works of art!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Winter Landscape (2nd Grade)

Here are some amazing 2nd grade Winter Landscape Collages.  First students used a wax resist to make their backgrounds.  They drew two hills with two different crayons, then created a wash of colors using water colors.
While their backgrounds were drying, students used different sized triangle templates to trace their trees.  They glued tissue paper squares of different colors to their trees, then cut them out.  They glued their trees to their watercolor backgrounds keeping in mind that the smallest trees go in the background and the largest tree goes in the foreground.  They added a trunk and branches to their trees using construction paper crayons.
The last step was to add the snowflakes by gluing hole punched papers to their landscapes.  It took students three 45 minute classes to complete this lesson.  I think they did a great job!  Way to go 2nd grade!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Safe City Winners (4th & 5th Grade)

Here are my wonderful Safe City Winners for 2012-2013!  Congrats to you guys, excellent work!  You guys make me proud :)

3rd Place Winner - Salvador

2nd Place Winner - Keyla

1st Place Winner - Jocelyn

Honorable Mention - Karen

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Snowpeople (2nd Grade)

Now that it's 70 degrees outside I guess it's time to post last month's snowmen and women collage.  Yeah, we got a warm spell coming up this week, boo!  I want more cold weather :( 

The 2nd grade students first traced two circle templates on white paper to create the snowman body and head.  Then they glued the circles to blue construction paper.  They created the nose by cutting a large triangle shape out of orange construction paper. They made their scarves out of two different sized rectangular construction papers and created patterns by cutting strips of 2 different colored papers.  The final step was painting the snowflakes and drawing the arms and mouth with black oil pastels.  They turned out marvelous!  Good job guys :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Stella wanted to wish all of you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!  She can't wait to see you all in 2013.  Hope you all had a wonderful holiday.

Warm/Cool Curvy Lines (3rd Grade)

Here's a lesson 3rd grade did over the last six weeks.  We focused on line, warm and cool colors, and patterns.

It starts with a curved line, with a loop.  It goes from one edge of the paper to the other.

Then students choose between cool or warm colors.  They pick 3 or 4 and use the side of the marker (to get thick lines) and follow along the black curved line, using one color above the other.

Then I handed out rulers and had students draw 4 lines across their paper.  (I forgot to take a picture).  In each section they have to create a different pattern.  After they filled the spaces they outlined their pencil lines with sharpies.

The results were stunning.   Way to go 3rd grade!