Monday, May 26, 2014

Window Flowers

3rd grade students created overlapping window flowers.  After decorating colored construction paper, students traced and cut out flowers, stems and leaves.  They assembled a window by gluing a vertical and a horizontal black strip onto a white piece of paper, then centering that onto a larger sheet of blue paper.  Brown rectangular paper was added for the flowers box with overlapping flowers glued on to complete their project.

Window Flowers


Kindergartners created bright hanging suns!  First they rubbed orange crayons over yellow paper to add texture.  Then students cut this paper into strips and glued them onto a yellow circle for the sun’s rays. A small black circle was cut for sunglasses and students added a smile using crayon to complete the face.  A piece of yarn was taped in the middle before everything was glued together.

Paper Sun

Fantasy Seascape

4th grade students ended their year by creating a fantasy seascape project.  After drawing a basic fish shape, students had to decide on a theme for their fish and its surroundings.  Then using construction paper, students assembled plants and objects onto their sponge painted backgrounds to complete their fictional design.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Value Frogs

2nd graders completed a frog drawing, then demonstrated their understanding of color value (the lightness and darkness of a color) by using different values of green crayons to finish their project.
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After watching the animated version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle; kindergartens filled their papers with drawings of various types of food for their caterpillar to eat.  Then using balloons dipped in paint, students pressed connecting green circles across their papers.  After the paint dried, students then added facial feathers, hair and numerous legs to complete their caterpillar artwork.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Chalk Art

5th graders created asymmetrical artwork by first drawing an object, or scene off centered onto black paper.  Then using glue, they outline all their pencil marks.  Once the glue dried, students colored their papers using chalk.  Messy but fun!  

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Cherry Blossom Branches

2nd graders created Japanese cherry blossom branches for Mother’s Day.  After drawing their tree branch and adding a green background; students dipped the bottoms of soda bottles into pink paint to add the beautiful petals.

Cherry Blossom Branches for Mother's Day

Crayon Resistant Art

1st grade students created crayon resistant artwork to practice filling in an entire area with color.  They began by tracing a flower with circles and then used light pressure to color these areas solid.  To assess their coloring skills, students then painted over their entire paper with blue watercolor paint to see if any scribbled marks remained.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Spring Sheep and Rabbits

3rd graders focused on painting the backgrounds of their spring sheep and rabbit drawings using brush control to stay within the lines.

Spring Sheep and Rabbits