Monday, April 30, 2012

first art show

Last week I hosted my school's first Art Night. 
Well I called it an "Arts Showcase and Activity Night".
We are in a temporary space, not our permanent school yet- and really don't have much space. 
I wanted a way to engage the families for a longer than a five minute pop in so I organized activities around the theme of recycling. 
I will post more about it this week--- but for now wanted to show you my first grade ladybug name tags. 
I've been on a little bit of a ladybug kick lately
so I rounded it out with these nametags after getting the idea for the moving lady bug wings with paper plates via pinterest.

 I photocopied the lady bug shape and sentences for the students to finish on thicker paper.
The kids filled them in and cut them out, then made their wings out of 6" paper plates.
I loved that they had surprise writing inside.
(This one ironically is not the best model.)

The sentences they had to complete were:
An accomplishment in art class that I am proud of is:
Art helps me:

I also finally got a chance to try out the TP roll project I've had my eye on forever!
It worked awesome. 
Elmers glue and clothespins to hold them in place while the glue sets. :)

Stay tuned!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring Display

My recycled garden banner was added under my "Spring" sign and looks so happy and colorful!
(just in time for my april vacation week off too!)
My kinder students each colored a 1.5" square which is what I made the frame around the letters out of. 
 The flowers were made by drawing with Mr. Sketch on coffee filters and adding water with brushes- messy to make but you gotta love a no-fail-beautiful outcome. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

recycled paper flowers

Kindergarten Garden
featuring recycled papers (you'll notice the cereal bowl tops and scraps from previous projects)

They came out pretty well the first day so the kinder students 
got another go at it so they could take one home as well.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Cherry Blossom Trees

It's that time of year again... Cherry Blossom time!
This year I did a one day painting lesson.
1st- thin brushes to paint with brown for the tree trunks and branches
2nd- q-tips for the pink cherry blossoms
3rd- painted with bigger brushes using green and blue tempera cakes for the ground and sky.

They came out really lovely!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Coffee filter - rainbow parrots

Kindergarten students each painted two coffee filters as a color wheel or 'color pie' as we called them.
We made the parrot bodies separately- paying attention to the eye and beak details as well as the feather patten on the bodies. 

We cut the 'color pies' (coffee filters) up to make them into rainbow feathers and attached wings and tails! So fun! And adorable.