|I'm very excited about this mixed media project for K-2nd graders! We'll be starting it soon. Does anyone have any suggestions for a good book to read to them for this lesson?|
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
“ I’ll go to the African island of Yerka
And bring back a
tizzle-topped Tufted Mazurka
A kind of canary with quite a tall throat.
His neck is so long, if he swallows an oat
For breakfast the first day of April, they say
It has to go down such a very long way
That it gets to his stomach the fifteenth of May.”
If I Ran the Zoo
Monday, February 27, 2012
In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Reading month, first graders made some Truffula trees in Art class. Inspired by the book The Lorax, first graders drew, cut, and pasted these fun creations.
“It’s a Truffula seed,
It’s the last one of all!
You’re in charge of the last of the Truffula Seeds.
And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs.
Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care.
Give it clean water and feed it fresh air.
Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack.
Then the Lorax
and all of his friends
may come back.”
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Third graders made these awesome Greek vases and columns. We began by looking at many examples of pottery from Ancient Greece. Many of the pictures on the pots and vessels told stories about life in Ancient Greece. They also had beautiful patterns and designs. Third graders made styrofoam prints of their vases and finished their work with a Doric, Ionic, or Corinthian column.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I love Paul Klee's Cat and Bird painting. I think the Lois Ehlert book, Feathers for Lunch, is the perfect companion when talking about that painting with Kindergartners! Today we created these works of art inspired by the book and painting!