Thursday, January 26, 2012

First grade

We're busy finishing up many projects. First graders color theory project called Cool hands Warm Heart looked great. I am going to hang them up in the hallway!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

5th grade

The fifth graders today finished their chalk pastel fruit still life drawings and I laminated them. I can't wait to hang them out in the hallway. They really look great

Monday, January 23, 2012

Gung hay fat Choy!

We had a great Chinese new year. I let classes that finished their regular art work early, make origami Chinese fans.

Friday, January 20, 2012

TGIF

TGIF!!!  This Friday is an 'F' day, which is the last day on our rotation schedule, which means that Monday will begin a new rotation with many classes beginning new projects.  How exciting!  This is the second week of our school-wide Biggest Loser competition for Teachers.  Our team is the 'Postpartum Princesses'!  At my weigh in this morning I was 6 lbs lighter!!    

Second grade aboriginal art

Wow. The second grade class today did an outstanding job finishing up their aboriginal animals. They used q-tips and tempera paint to paint around their animals in a pointillist style!

Third grade butterflies

Here are some of the third grade butterflies that were just finished today.  This is a new project that I tried this year that has turned out great!  Our essential question was 'What is Symmetry?'  I got the lesson plan from the 2010 United Art Project guide.   I am allowing early finishers to begin their dragon drawings because Chinese new year is Monday and this is the year of the Dragon!