Monday, December 19, 2011

Bottle Cap Ornaments

I have been collecting and storing pop caps since the beginning of the school year so I can do a lesson on Michelle Stitzlein and her bottlecap art. These white and clear pop caps have been staring at me for some time. So for my inspiration.....Kristy Swanson and "A Christmas Wish".  I love shows on ABCfamily and the Hallmark Channel. A tree was drawn on the motel the family stayed at (in the movie). The ornaments used were old rootbeer caps. The kids and I really enjoyed this art lesson.
Students used sharpies to color the top of the ornaments. I had my 4th and 5th graders use an ebony pencil and green colored pencils to create the pine tree.

I didn't forget

I know I haven't posted in a while. I do want to show one more example of our Thanksgiving Lunch decorations.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Turkey Basket Table Decorations

Every year I am in charge of the table decorations for our Thanksgiving lunch. This year the students are making turkey baskets.  We just started. I will post more pics later on in the month.

Picasso Monsters

I borrowed this lesson from Mrs. Picasso's artroom.

Students, teachers, and parents loved the artwork. Thank-you so much for sharing Mrs. Picasso. I use to do a similiar project like this but with witches. I think I will continue with the monsters. It was so much fun for students and teacher!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Junior High Printmaking

Printmaking. What can I say about printmaking? I love printmaking. I enjoy teaching the students all of the techniques, the rules, the don'ts, and everything in between. Every time I teach this unit the students want to cut corners. They want to hurry up so they can get to the carving. So of course the rule is , teacher needs to aprove of the drawing and all steps need to be followed before tools can be passed out.

Owl Display

The students really enjoyed this project. We used oil pastels, construction paper, craft paper, and shredded paper from the office for filling. Yarn was used to sew the stuffed owl up. Examples close-up are located in my October posts.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Neat idea. Wish I thought of it.

The teacher next door to me found a bat template on the Internet. This is her room and hallway space. I think it looks neat.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Stuffed OWLS

My students started working on these last week. They are doing an amazing job. The one above is the finished teacher example.

First Posting!!!

Hello Everyone! I am very excited to share and be a part of the blogger world. I would sit at my desk and read all of these fantastic blogs wishing I could share and communicate. Now I feel like I can!

Later on today I will post my first lesson. I am having my elementary students make stuffed owls. They are turning out better than I imagined.