Monday, October 9, 2017

Hanging Pumpkins

3rd grade students turned a flat shape into a fat form to create a round pumpkin!


First students added some texture to their papers by rubbing different shades of brown, yellow and orange using crayons.   

 

Then using a ruler, students drew straight lines evenly spaced across the back of the paper. 

 

After cutting out the lines, students then picked 12 strips of paper to have hole punched at the ends and connected with a brass fastener.  

 

Brown paper was used for a stem and green chenille stems twisted for their pumpkins vine.  Adding facial features to turn their pumpkin into a jack o’lantern was optional.

 

Painted Bats

1st grade painted recycled rolls black during one art class.  Then during their next art class I folded down the ends of the rolls while students cut out bat shaped wings using zigzag lines.  After gluing the wings onto their rolls, students used white paint to add eyes and mouth features to complete their bat.

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Miniature Art

3rd grade created miniature artwork by gluing together craft sticks for the easel and drawing a picture using colored pencils that contains at least one building and a tree or flower.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Color Equations

1st grade students used cherry, lemonade, and blue raspberry Kool-Aid to perform mixing experiments to confirm that yellow and blue make green, red and yellow make orange, and blue and red create purple.  Then students documented their experiments filling out color equations sheets.

Colored Mice

2nd grade students review the primary and secondary colors and created a project based off the book Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh.  First students glued together a red, yellow and blue primary colored background.  Then they cut out green, purple, and orange secondary mice.  To complete their project they added brown ears and tails followed by drawing on eyes and whiskers.

 

 

 

I Know My Colors

1st graders reviewed eleven colors and completed a I Know My Colors sheet to show their comprehension.

 

 

 

Painted Tubes: Part 1

3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are working on recreating a collaborative project for our school building.  First students painted a cardboard paper towel tube white, next they drew out their designs for decorating their tube, and then using crayons students starting drawing directly on their tube.  This project is still ongoing and once it’s complete for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms; I will install it and post additional pictures.