October 13, 2010


Sorry - 2 posts in one day after weeks of nothing! I just got some artwork hung in the hallways and feel the need to post some pics.

Kindergarten and 5th grade have artwork displayed. I finally got my excel sheets the way I want them and now can easily mail merge them to a label form so that I can label all work with first and last name as well as teacher name. I think I should also add the grade level and maybe the table name just to make it easier for me to get them back to the students. But for now just teacher name to get them back to the correct class, I'd hate to have lots of art hanging around with no artist to claim them!
These are Kindergarten Shape People using crayons and watercolor:

5th grade crazy hair days:
The people in the window are famous people who like to check out our room on a regular basis...

Square 1

We've been working on Square 1 projects for that past cycle. I have exactly 3 classes with these kiddos on this project because they have to be sent in on a certain date. I'm a little stressed about getting all of them done, but they are turning out great:
Kindergarten is doing painted hands made into horses. After the first class I decided to pair up 5th grade with these little guys in order to not miss a step.
I had them sign their name and then add 2010 - we won't be adding the date again!!! I put the numbers on the board, but forgot that numbers are really difficult for many young ones this early in the year.

1st Grade are doing happy suns. The sun should be done in warm colors and around the outside should be cool colors.
2nd grade are working on self portraits. We read about Frida Kahlo and used a template for the shape of the head so that they couldn't be too small or too big.
3rd grade are doing animals. These animals have pattern in them and we looked at the illustrations in I Feel a Foot by Rinck and van der Linden.
4th grade are doing radial designs. These are super cool, but I'm also really worried about the time line! These must be done!!! Next year I'm starting these day 1! Stress....
5th grade gets to choose their design. Since this is our first year doing Square 1, some of them are choosing to do animals like the 3rd grade because they really liked that design. 

I can't wait to see the finished, published pieces! I will also breath easier when they are all finished and mailed off!