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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!