Thursday, December 15, 2011

Lots of Landscapes!

This past month or so we have been focusing on landscapes, in several different grades. Below are some examples of a few of the landscapes we have been working on...

1st grade Glue Resist oil pastel landscapes on black construction paper

2nd grade: Torn paper Landscapes using construction paper, magazine clippings, and mod podge!

1st grade: Torn construction paper winter landscapes

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A new SPIN on Circle Weaving!

I saw this on pinterest recently and I had to try it with my third graders. What I like about using the CD for circle weaving is that it is smaller than the paper plates taking less time, the students are even more excited about it because it is a CD, and the are neat looking when they are finished. The cons... the CD's do not offer a slit for the warp to rest in so the strings slide around making it more difficult to weave on then the plate. I then sent home the finished products with the students so that they could turn them into ornaments for their Christmas trees :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Please Help!

From now until Monday... Donor's Choose is matching dollar for dollar what friends and family donates to projects! When making a contribution the key word it SPARK and this will let the site know that you are a friend or family member. Help Shwab get some more art supplies!