The students have been learning all about Native Americans this month. The kindergarten and first grade classes have been making teepees and totem poles, second grade has made Native American Pictographs and are now weaving "blankets", Third graders have made teepees, Fourth graders have been making pottery with Model Magic (not the best plan), and Fifth graders have been working on Parfleches. That one is taking a while! Here's what we have so far...
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
This week, we are finishing up our Pinwheels for Peace- and installing them on Friday. Stay tuned for pictures on that!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Well, we still aren't completely finished with those dang horses! My ADD is kicking in really bad and I am so over this project. They have done an awesome job, but I'm ready to move on to the next project! I do have a few that have finished, so I will take pics tomorrow. I got the best surprise this afternoon! I came home to 2 big boxes of paint and brushes from a Reddit gift! I don't know what I'm supposed to tell, but I will say that I was beyond thrilled. Lots of fun stuff will come from that donation, I will tell you that much! :) I will check back in soon- lots to do!
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
In honor of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, the students have started creating their Romero Britto inspired horses. I think they are awesome! When they finish the Horse, they will work on the background. These are works in progress...
Sunday, August 17, 2014
The kids LOVED this! I could hear them in the hallway oohing and as aahing which, as you know, is a pretty good sign. ;)
Friday, August 15, 2014
Of course, this is my first lesson every year. I love to see what the kids come up with for their yearly self portaits. I will save these all year, and at the end of the year they will do another to compare how much their skills have grown. Looking at these just make me happy. The students in grades 2-5 were given mirrors to look at themselves while drawing. The younger ones just drew from memory- the mirrors were just a distraction for them.
So, next week the kids don't come on Friday. Today I decided that I would go ahead and teach next week's lesson to my Friday class so they wouldn't miss it. Because we're getting out for the Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration, I decided we would do a Romero Britto inspired horse. They loved it. I'm doing a whole "Time Traveling through art history" theme this year, complete with my disco ball spinning to create an illusion. Unfortunately, it didn't go quite as well as I hoped, but they enjoyed it. None of them finished in time, so I can't show them to you yet, but they are adorable.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Well, I have been a crafty crafter lately! My precious cousin got married last night to the sweetest guy, and I have been working on chalkboards and such for the big event. I didn't want to post before now, since I didn't want to ruin the surprise! I wish I had taken pics of the stuff at the wedding, but I didn't. Maybe the photographer got better shots!