Sunday, February 26, 2012
|credit:http://www.squidoo.com/paul-klee. Original "Senecio" by Paul Klee|
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
|Apologizes for the blurred image, I enjoy the colors of this bowl!|
|Ice cream trays to hold paint for each table.|
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Inspired by our theme this month "Art from Around the World," the Kindergartners created Koi Fish Kites. This was a 2-3 day lesson for most of my students.
Day 1- Looked and talked about Koi fish- basics: Their appearance (color, shape, body size), their environment, the meaning of "koi" and where we might have seen Koi fish before. Then, I did a demonstration of creating scales of the Koi fish with oil pastel, followed by watercolor.
** I stapled the flat sheets into tubes shapes between day one and day two.**
Day 2- I set up stations for the Kindergartners to move around the room and add tails (tissue paper, colored wax paper), GLITTER, scales/textures, and strings to their kites. I really enjoy witnessing "Aha" moments when they are moving around the room, making decisions, collaborating and communicating with their peers.
I displayed the kites from the ceiling in my room...The older grades were quite impressed by the young artists' work.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
|Bank robber, robbing the ugly- ville bank|
|Start of the installation, more photos to come!|
|A member of the local ugly ville polka band?!|
Yes, ugly dolls in an ugly-ville. I started this unit with my fourth graders before winter break. By far, the longest project I've done yet this year, but time well spent. Inspired by the iconic "Ugly Doll," each student created a plush creature, some using the minimal approach, others more detailed. As students finished their "ugly doll" they worked on a collaborative mural or ugly doll environment to display their cute creatures. Each of my fourth grade sections created a different scene such as "uglywood" a take from "Hollywood" or "ugly-ville" complete with an ugly doll factory. Fun, fun project!