Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What? How? Where? When? Why?

So I was doing self portraits with my 1st grader.   And I have never done Roy Lichtenstein before.  So I wasn't to try it. So we draw the face then we painted it in only using the primary colors.  We use pencil erasers to make the dots.  The. I want to add think bubbles.  So we used stuffing to make the think bubbles and then glue on top of the fluff the what when where how and why. Because we all know we get those type of questions everyday. 
I love them




Balloons over Broadway.

So I got this book from my library a few weeks ago.  I though about this for a few weeks.  
This is just a few examples of what we have done.  I like the project but it needs some work. 
One thing that we did was we paper mâché animals for the balloons.  I was a little sad that my students didn't more details on thier animals.  Plus the background needs some work.  
Any thoughts would love to hear them. Thanks 
 



Monday, February 9, 2015

Winter plates

Here are a few of my winter plates that just come out of the kiln.  They look great.  



Friday, February 6, 2015

Question....help....

This goes out to all you elementary teachers using iPad in your room.  I am wondering how do you use them.  And does it meet you curriculum goals.  

Do you just use the iPad to for data and stuff.  
Or does the student also use them.  

Let me know please.  
Thanks

Update to love bunnies

I let my Kinders pick brown or gray paint to paint there bunny.  They look so cute. 



Thursday, January 29, 2015

Color theory selfies

This is my 4th grade self portrait project this year.  We work in the color wheel.  First I showed them how to draw the face with more detail.  Then they got to pick a color group.  We used oil pastels to do the coloring.   
They all look good. 




Coils under the sea

This is one of my 3rd grade coil projects. The student first drew a picture.  Using lines to make the pictures.  Then they rolled coils and placed them on the paper.  After it was fired they colored with crayons and painted black paint on it. Then washed it off.  




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