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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My main man gustav sixth grade 3 d models

Model Magic

My main man gustav Fourth Grade stained glass

My main man Gustav

We went all out for Gustav Klimt's Tree of life painting. The Third Grade did some scratch art, the fourth grade made stained glass art, and the sixth grade did some 3 d models of trees of life.
firstly the third grade did some scratch art of their own trees of life.
Third grade scratch art

Pastel exploration

Today the second Grade were exploring color and blending while learning about things that are abstract. this later turned into putting opposite colors together and blending like crazy. All of this equaled hands that looked like they belonged to chimney sweeps.

Creaky old house/ Dream house drawings

P.S. I jsut got images form Bernard for their creaky house drawings so I will be updating this week.

We took the book creaky old house by Linda Ashman and used part of the books artwork to do a lesson. In one of their pages the family is looking all throughout the house. They have a cross section f the House almost like a dollhouse would be and we used that idea to design some dream houses for the sixth grade. Enjoy.
I tried to draw a house in a head to emphasize the ability that anything was possible in these drawings.

I thought the cannon was necessary to ward off pirates.
Notice the airplane landing strip on the roof.

juxtaposition disposition

We did some work learning about juxtaposition ( placing something in an environment that it usually does not go into) with the second and fourth grade students at CES and BES. There were some interesting results.
In opened this lesson talking about seeing things from nature in places where there was little nature to be found. This evolved into switching obvious things.

I think the fish fishing for a person is pretty good.
The most I can remember from this one is that the car is driving the person and the black hole is being sucked in by the person too.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Art Auction/ Bingo Calling fundraiser

We did a pto event with families to have some bingo fun and do an art auction to raise some money for the school. We are certified bingo callers or CBC's for short. Each class did a project with me and it was a lot of work. But, we got it all done and they turned out wonderfully. Any  info can be sent if you need help with anything.

Pre-K   Paper mache tray with thumbprint stars and metallic sharpie names. (You will see I am a big fan of metallic sharpies)

Kindergarten- Misty the pig. Thanks to the Hearst center for the idea of turning a Hawaiian punch -plastic jug into a piggy bank.

1st Grade- Ceramic clock with glass beads and pencils. Each child designed and drew something to add to the piece. Thanks to Valerie Dale from Ceramics III since she helped make that one.

2nd Grade- Large nice smelling candle with Thumbtacks that were decorated with sharpies.

3rd grade- Cardboard fish with rolled paper hands.

4th Grade- Growth chart for the wall. It was a pine tree that was painted then the measurements were drawn on.
I must not have gotten a picture for Fifth Grade's pillows. We used marker to decorate tiles on canvas and then sewed the two together to make a throw pillow.

6 Recker- Bookends- Made from Little granite samples from a design store, and plaster wrap bandage.

6 Knepper- Game/ Activity mat.  Complete with recycled materials. We also spray painted the egg carton bits to give ti more pizazz.  The games of GO, Checkers, Tic Tac Toe, and Marbles were included for this project.

Lascaux Cave Drawings 2nd grade


The second grade did some scratch art Lascaux cave designs. I personally enjoyed the hunter shooting the arrows compared to the theme of happy kittys on the other one.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Chilren's book list

Thanks to Katie Oetken for unoffifcially making me want to do this whole blog thing.

Here are some of my favorite books for young children.
These are in no particular order. If you would ever like to purchase any of these for my classes please ask beforehand. I own some already and do not own others. Thank you.

1. The dutchess of Whimsy.

2. Don't let the pigeion drive the bus.

3.How I became a pirate. 

4. Gloria the cow.

5.Creaky old house

6.Not a box.  

7.Little smudge.

8. Art by patrick mcdonnell

9. The circus ship

10. Lots of dots.

11. Happiness Tree