The amazing Nic Hahn has completed the sorting of the 2016 ATC trade. Our cards are in the mail and on their way. My students are eager and I must admit, so am I!!! I can't wait to see that little package arrive and be able to share the trade with my students. Nic posted a few photos on her blog, here. I was able to locate photos of our two schools and the receipt of our cards. Funny, but I've honestly worried for weeks that they might not arrive. Here are our cards: I'll be sure to update when our packages arrive and how we continue managing the trade in our schools.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
After taking an AOE Studio Drawing course this past summer, I have rethought my process for observational drawings. This year I have decided to truly involve students in the still life process by allowing them to touch the items and put together the components of their own still life rather than being limited to what I might assemble for them. The focus for the assignment is to demonstrate an understanding of Space in art by using overlap, placement, and linear perspective. Students in 4th grade are drawing Pez dispensers. Part of the fun is truly examining the dispensers and choosing which ones are most personally appealing. Here are some photos of the process as students are spending week two on building their still life compositions.
|Color Mixing Pumpkins|
First I measured out the red, yellow and blue model magic clay for each student.
|I use scissors to cut the individual pieces.|
|Measure off pieces and mark in the clay|
|Use a ruler to connect the marks|
|I used the side of the ruler to connect the dots and mark the cutting lines|
|Blue pieces are much smaller|
I began by handing out the three colors of clay that were needed:
|The place mat ready to begin|
|First step, mix red and yellow 1" pieces together. Add in an extra piece|
of red that measured 3/4" x 1/4". This gave a red-orange
color for the pumpkin.
|Next the brown for the stem was formed by mixing the very small|
pieces of yellow, red, and brown. 1/4" x 1/4" The 3/4" by 1/4"
yellow and blue were mixed to make the leaves.
|Placed on a tray with student's names until they are dry|
enough to write on the bottom with a sharpie
Saturday, October 22, 2016
|4th grade ATC|
|White Fang by Analeah|
|Dragon by Hope|
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
|Build & Draw|
|Kinders are standing to do art this year|
|Progressing with their drawing|
|Ready to build again|
|Let's get started!|
|Trading blocks to build again.|
|Lots of building imagination|
|Starting to add color|
Thursday, September 15, 2016
I sharpen 36 pencils in my classroom at least twice each day. With my new yellow sharpened it is a quick efficient job.
Below are photos from a first grader who figured out how to use the sharpener with no instructions. That is how easy it is to use. You can order a few for your classroom by clicking this link. and visiting the Classroom Friendly Supplies web page.
|Squeeze the black handles and insert the pencil|
|Grab the handle and start to turn|
|Just a few turns and your pencil is sharpened!|
|Now to make some Art!|
Oh, and did you know you can replace the blades on your old sharpener? I have a sharpener that is about 3 school years old. I added a new blade when school started and it is just like new! I love these sharpeners!
|Left on my desk at the end of the day|
Happy International Dot Day everyone! My students have been working on projects for a couple of weeks. Dot are decorating the halls as they begin to complete their projects. I always plan a little something different for each class. This year is no different. I was especially pleased to receive this terrific little sign, to the left, on my desk at the end of the day. One of my super duper students made it for me and left it as she was exiting school for the bus at the end of the day. I was so thrilled that she remembered that today was the day because I hadn't even mentioned the date since last week. See, they really do listen to us!!! Love it!
|More Emoji Dots|
|Dots with Symmetry|
|Cassie Stephens Inspired Dots|
|More CS Dots|