Monday, December 12, 2011

aerial perspective snowmen!

My fourth graders have been working on simple perspective. Last week we did a "one-point perspective" project and this week we are working on aerial perspective! I just LOVE these snowmen (and the kids do too!)

I'm not gonna lie, I found this lesson over on Pinterest.

The Holidays are LOOKING UP! What are some of YOUR best holiday projects?! Post your link in the comment section!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

peppermint play-doh!

Recently I made some Peppermint Play-Doh with my son. We're planning on giving it to his little friends for Christmas, but I'm also going to use it for centers in my classroom this week! I can't wait! For the recipe, and other great play-doh activities, check out my post on the PreK and K Sharing Blog!

Monday, December 5, 2011

stringing up the lights!

I needed a QUICK fill-in-the-gap lesson for my fourth graders, but I'd imagine this could be done from grades 2-5 and they'd all love it just the same! We used gray 9x12 paper and black sharpie to make the tangled lights and bulbs. We then used chalk and smeared it from the inside out to create the "glow". I love these!

Friday, December 2, 2011

A Friday Funny

Photo courtesy Carmen Sleeth, Cranberry Elementary

This is NOT what you think it is, so get your mind out of the gutter! An awesome blog reader and fellow Art Teacher sent me this picture today. I recently held a workshop in my classroom about radial weaving and had some of my kiddos' circle paintings hanging up. She was inspired and did the project with her first graders. She showed them the video and told them that all they could make on their work were circlular images. THIS was what she got from one of her students!

Carmen, thank you SO much for brightening my day!