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Friday, August 16, 2013

New blog

I am starting a new blog. It is going to be learning about art and artists as you are going through the alphabet. I will have new art projects that can be integrated into the curriculum , as you are going through the alphabet, is if in a museum.

Check back soon for more information as this exciting project develops!

The new Blog is www.abcartmuseum.blogspot.com

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Rock Star Stories

To complete our Rock unit, we took flat stones, stickers, and markers and made a character for our stories. The setting of the story was drawn with black marker on construction paper. The students brainstormed problems and solutions and wrote their stories. It was fun to be able to move the rock in the setting as the story was being told.

Georgia O'Keeffe with paper plates

I did this project with prekindergarten students. Each child was given a white paper plate. They cut triangles out of the edges and then starting from the center out, painted the plate with water colors. These bright blooms were a great way to teach about Georgia O 'Keeffes grand flowers!

Clowns in the style of Picasso's The Three Musicians

The students created mixed media clowns using tempera paint, water colors, colored pencils, crayons on bright green construction paper. The students were instructed to create a composition using 3 clowns, making them each with

 a Picasso style face,

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Epiphany camels

I have seen camels made out of hand prints and decided to do a different spin on this project. We traced our hands on brown paper or you could use felt or sandpaper for texture. We embellished with scrap paper, buttons, sequins, etc, and then added on a magi made out of leftover Christmas paper.

Tacky the Penguin By Helen Lester

Today we made Tacky the Penguin out of boutique tissue boxes. We started in the computer lab by using tropical clipart to create a patterned paper for Tacky's shirt. Then adhered black paper to our boxes, added a white belly, eyes, a beak, and feet. Next, we cut out our pattern paper into a shirt shape and glued a flipper in each sleeve.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

If You Give a Moose a Muffin By Laura Joffe Numeroff

After reading ,"If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff, we made our own moose out of Jiffy Muffin mixes. The students created their moose on the front of the box. These were then sent home for a homework project of making the muffins with their parents. They then wrote about their experience. The students also wrote stories where the end had to go back to the beginning. For example: If You Give a Cheetah some cheetos, he is going to need a sandwich to go with them. If you give him a sandwich, he might want to pack it in his lunchbox and go to school......

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