|Henri- Newly Formed Chrysalis|
|Henri- Today- you can see his wings|
As I said in a previous post, our artist of the month is Henri Matisse (whose birthday is on December 31st). I made a page on my school wordpress blog http://teachers.stjohns.k12.fl.us/wardley-j/artist-of-the-month/
that has great resources for each artist of the month. If you scroll down to December- there is a great short video about Matisse that I show my classes.
We named one of the monarch caterpillars that I kept in my plastic butterfly habitat after him.
and the students that had finished their Balanced Bug on paper, used Educreations on their iPad to take a picture of the art bug and write/record their own story about it. IT WAS AWESOME!!! Educreations is such a great app for younger k-2 to use and the first graders got really creative. I used Doceri( which is similar to Doceri but with more tools) to record my version of the Story- The Very Hungry Bee.
I also recorded- The Paintbrush Tales- using iMovie- the Movie Trailers to remind students to take care of their paintbrushes (you can see I really do not like washing brushes all day!:))