The month of October we celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month and explored Spanish and Mexican art making and traditions. We created this fun filled space to display our Hispanic artwork for the entire school to view! I'm very impressed with the amazing work 4th grade did on the fruit and crates! I can't wait for you all to see the final display!
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
I am so proud of my students and the hard work they put into our rainforest residency last year. Students collaboratively created a rainforest environment in our schools greenhouse out of paper mâché and recycled materials. Our program was recognized at the Pennsylvania State Excellence Fair in Hershey, PA two weeks ago. My students helped paint more flowers to decorate our booth! Thanks for all your hard work! I was honored to represent our arts program!!
Currently we are exploring art around the world this year. We are exploring artists and folk art from various cultures and countries! This was our last Hispanic Heritage Month lesson and we combined both Pablo Picasso and Frida Kahlo into one art project! We explored the style of each artist and used Picasso style portraits to make a portrait of Frida! These were done by my fabulous first graders!
Creative wishes art world! Enjoy!
Monday, October 26, 2015
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Students were introduced to the many symbols of America. Fireworks, The Statue of Liberty, The American Flag, Bald Eagles, and the list goes on. This was the perfect lesson for Labor Day! Believe it or not, students had no clue what the holiday was and their response was, "It is a day off from school!" NooOOOOooOOO!!!!!
We explored the history and story behind Labor Day and students created these celebrated works of art to honor the hard working families of America.
Students used green sharpie's to outline Lady Liberty, green hues of crayons, and then oil pastels on black paper with some glitter for the background.
So black spray paint is my FAVORITE of all time! When I can't think of what to paint something, I go with black! It is classic, and goes with any color accent. My mother gave me her old Boo Town. I was not feeling the dated decor so I spray painted them all black and added some black and silver glitter to the roof tops!
This spray paint is awesome because it dries in about 10-20 minutes! Woo Hoo!
Here is my final display! I found a great table runner from The Christmas Tree Shop and added some webs and lights that came with the Halloween Town!!! Happy Haunting!
Welcome back ya'll! It is week number 4 already! We have just about been in school for a month already, wow does time fly! Only a month into school and look how overloaded my desk is :)
Trying to stay organized, I am grouping lessons and projects together this year as you can see on my essential question board. This is giving me some breathing space in terms of lessons and planning.
The flags hanging from the ceiling are from Amazon! The STUDENTS love them and they always love learning which flag connects to which country. They have been such fun being displayed in my room. :) Have a great school year and happy creating!
This year in art I am doing "Passport Around the World" theme. We are exploring art, history, and artists from around the world! Our first stop of course was the U.S.A. First and second grade students created these awesome Statue of Liberty art pieces using mixed media. We discussed the many symbols that represent the image and history of the United States both being Lady Liberty and the American Flag.
Students used a variety of Green hues and green watercolor paint to add the green tones to their Statue of Liberty. We then used some torn paper strips and glitter to add our patriotic stars and strips to the flag!
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Making the most of the Dollar Tree! They have some great bins to organize your art room right now. Papers to markers to glue!These sandwich lock containers are great to store elders glue in because they lock and are air tight. They have great sponges as well to put into the containers for your elders glue needs. Goodbye clogged orange caps!
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Found this amazing site this evening that has a TON of information on various artists. It has a timeline, bio, artwork images, quotes and much more! It is the perfect site to compile artist info and to get your kiddos on to do some research! it is lovely, check it out and I hope you enjoy!
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Toys-R-Us and Target apparently sell these cool gadgets called ZOOB. These seem like another fun item to build and connect with!
Here is another fun sculpture toy called ShapeScapes! These fun pieces come in a variety of colors and can be put together to build some cool things as well.
I found this great site that allows you to do some fun print outs to customize and make your own yearly curriculum planner! She teachers homeschool but some freebies can be useful. I am attempting to make my own this year!
And we can't forget about Pinterest! Make your own inspiration board in your binder to get quick ideas and organize projects for the school year!
And of coarse Erin Condren makes the best Lesson Planners that you can customize and order right from her site!
Enjoy these great Resources! Happy Planning!