Monday, August 22, 2011

What a Monday!

It has been a really great day! Today we started our new project in grades 3, 4, and 5. Since we live in Walking Horse country, I adapted the Zentangle to be a HorseTangle. The kids are loving it! They were soooo well behaved today-almost hypnotized! This is definately a lesson to repeat year after year.
The grade 2's did another version-a circular zentangle. We discussed lines and shapes based on the 5 Basic Elements of shape from Mona Brooke's Drawing with Children. Here are some examples of the work from today:
Just to clairfy, the second horse is the demo I did... ;)
Didn't they do an awesome job! I can't wait for them to finish...

Monday, August 8, 2011

It's a brand new year!

Well, the new year is here! I have been so excited to get my lesson plans ready for this many ideas, so many cool things to do!
I have been working on my room and getting my organization mojo on.
If you aren't on Pintrest, you should be. There are so many neat ideas on there, and it is such a great way to keep up with things you want to do. I get a bit lost in my favorites folder, so the pictures are a wonderful way for me to find what I am looking for.
I believe that the first lesson we are going to do this year is a monochromatic self portrait. I want to put them all together to make a huge mural. I am at home now, so when I get to school, I will take some pictures of the way I have things arranged. I love to check out everyone else's ideas, so I want to share mine!
See you soon, and I hope your school year is fabulous!

Pretty Little Piggies

The kids finished these up this week and I just had to share. Aren't they adorable? We started with a step by step drawing on pink cons...