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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Yay!!! We get to PAINT!

Well, I must say that Laura Lohman at Painted Paper in the Art Room has it going on with her idea about not using water to paint with tempera! I have always loved to let the kids paint, but the spilled water and ruined paintings have hindered me from painting as much as I would have liked. This was great! The students did a fab-o job painting their warm and cool colors. We went over the color wheel as a review (quickly!) then moved on to more important things...ie. PAINTING! We did discuss warm and cool colors, and the friends we call analogous. They ARE neighbors you know... I had students in grades 2,3,4 & 5 do this. I put down big sheets of paper, so they wouldn't make tooooo big of a mess, and filled up those egg cartons I have been collecting for YEARS. Then I just split the classes up where some did warm, some did cool. We are going to be making collages of something...stayed tuned for what!

Back to School!

Lots of Ish love going on the first week of school! Many times my students get so upset when they can't draw something "just right" the very first time. That is where Ish comes in.
This is such a cute book. I didn't have the actual book, so we watched the one that was on youtube. I had to download it first, and take it to school on a jump drive, just in case you were wondering. I am not able to access youtube at school.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpICaczeQ9o
I went with it from the emotional standpoint. We talked about feelings, and how Ramon's brother hurt his feelings when he made fun of his artwork. We discussed how important it is for us to build one another up instead of pulling each other down. Then we talked about the Golden Rule, and everyone now knows that they should treat others the way they want to be treated. I wrote several emotions from the book on the board, and they picked one to illustrate. They then held up the pics and their friends guessed which emotion that had chosen. I feel like this was a successful lesson. The kids really seemed to enjoy it!

First Graders reviewed the colors of the rainbow and showed what they know by creating these beautiful rainbow drawings!
 
The boy that drew the last one handed me his paper and then said, "Wait! I need to label this!" I told him he didn't have to do that, but he was adamant!
Kids, what 'ya gonna do? ;)
Have you done any exciting lessons on the color spectrum? I'd love to hear from you in the comments.

Hope you guys are having a great time back at school!  We have been at it for a while now, but soon we will have another week long break!