Saturday, January 28, 2012

I did these projects simultaneously with first graders. The first week we talked about patterns and glued all the pasta to create a radial pattern snowflake. While they worked on that, I also called one group at a time to paint the snowballs for their snowman. We used a half way blown up balloon as a stamp to stamp the paint onto the page. The next week they painted their pasta snowflake white and we read The Biggest Best Snowman. They then finished their snowman by adding all the details with construction paper crayons.
This project was based on the book Owl Moon. We drew and painted the owls the first week, then the second week we read the book and talked about how to create art by working together (incorporating the second grade collaborative art SOL). Each table was responsible for painting their tree and moon as a group. They then taped their owls onto their tree.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Art & Literature: Winter

I read The Biggest, Best Snowman to first graders before we did snowman drawings with black crayon and chalk. I showed them how they could layer three different colors of chalk and then blend them together with a kleenex for the background.

Art & Literature: Winter

I read Kevin Henkes book Birds before we did mixed media snow scenes including birds in winter.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cityscape in Winter

It Fell in the City

I read the poem by Eve Merriam It Fell in the City to kindergarten students.

They cut out paper shapes to make their cities, added details, and then used q-tips to

paint on the white tempera for snow.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012