First Week Watercolor Portraits
Student self-portraits using watercolor are a great first week of school activity. It's also a fun project to repeat at the end of the school year. Read all about how to use this fun idea in the classroom.
We began to explore what makes us special and unique. We read many books and talked a lot about why we like ourselves. To encourage the students to look closely at what makes them them, we set up a provocation with loose parts to allow them to explore making a self-portrait. The students did a fantastic job observing their features and creating representations of themselves using the various loose parts available. We read various books exploring who we are. We talked about what makes each of…
Luokkani on tänä vuonna suuri ja oppilaita 3. luokalle tuli kahdesta koulusta, joten minä en ollut ainoa, joka ei tuntenut kaikkia. Sen vuoksi käytin ensimmäiset 1.5 viikkoa (puolitoista viikkoa) korostetusti toisiimme tutustumiseen ja ryhmäytymiseen. Samalla toki monia taitoja harjoitellen. "Sä voit olla sä ja mä voin olla mä. Me ollaan meidän luokka!" "Kesäselfiet" Kuvista, TVT:tä ja äidinkieltä yhdistävä vähän isompi projekti ensimmäisellä kouluviikolla oli oman kuvan tekeminen…
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First Day of School In Second Grade
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P.S. Art 2013: Student Artworks | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This year marks the eleventh anniversary of P.S. Art, an annual exhibition of talented young artists from New York City's public schools. The selection showcases the creativity of eighty-three prekindergarten through grade 12 students from all five boroughs and includes paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs, mixed-media works, collages, and drawings.
Best Mother's Day Gifts Ever!!!
I have not always been on top of things when it comes to creating Mother's Day gifts. Many years kids just ended up creating cards. One year I took pictures of the kids and we made magnetic book marks. Last year, I had the kids paint a picture. This year....this year I have a group of great moms and I just wanted to do something amazing. So on Tuesday afternoon I stood in the craft section of our local Wal-Mart wondering what to do while my 3 girls ran around me pulling my ADHD self…