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Friday, July 11, 2014

Food Truck (3rd & 4th Grade)

This is a good end of the year/sub lesson.  I got the idea from a Food Network magazine and the kids totally flipped over it.  I usually have students start by creating a menu but we didn't have time to this year.  The objectives are to fill the whole space, be creative, don't copy already established eateries. 
The only bad thing is that the students didn't get to finish :(

Monday, July 7, 2014

Watercolor Bluebonnets (1st Grade)

WOW!  I was blown away at the mad skills my 1st Graders have for watercolor!  Look at these AMAZING watercolor bluebonnets they created for their Texas themed PTA program!!!  I mean, come on!  They are truly BEAUTIFUL!!!

First we talked about how the bluebonnet is the state flower, and pointed out the parts of the bluebonnet.  Then we did a guided drawing.  I passed out watercolor crayons and we colored with warm and cool colors.  Then we painted with water.  After they were dry we outlined with black markers, and added a touch of white for the middle of our flowers.

OUTSTANDING work 1st graders!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Texas Flag Mosaic (1st Grade)

Our First Graders created these FANTASTIC Texas flag mosaics for their Texas themed PTA program.  

First we talked about some Texas facts.  Then we talked about mosaics and viewed some examples.  Together we used rulers to draw our lines and students drew their stars in.

Next, I passed out some pre cut construction paper and glue and had students glue their squares on, making sure they didn't overlap. 

I love them!