Friday, August 15, 2014

First Grade is Sweet!

I saw this adorable bulletin board on Pinterest but there wasn't a link so here is my version. I used butcher paper but the picture I saw looked like they may have used tissue paper. I couldn't find a cute border to go with it so I just cut up scrapbook paper into 3 inch strips.
Here is a little first day gift to go with my bulletin board.

This cute first day idea is from First Grade and Fancy Free.
They have included a free printable.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

End of the Year Projects

I didn't realized these were as big as they turned out to be but that's what made them really fun. I got this great idea from Third Grade Love . She has a free glasses printable on her blog. I just had them draw in the sunglasses and do the writing separately in more of a first grade format.

We made visors...

and pinwheels for fun!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Mondrian Style Hearts

I used these hearts to make a Thank You card for our volunteers...but next year it will become a Valentine's Day project.
The students cut a pre-traced white and black heart and then glued 1/2 inch black lines down and across it. They used yellow, red and blue markers to color in some of the sections.



When they were done gluing on the black strips, they trimmed the edges of the heart before gluing it to the bigger black piece of construction paper.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Warm and Cool Butterflies

This is my sample:
The students traced a butterfly 4 times and then went over it with a sharpie. They designed the inside with the sharpie and then made vertical lines with a ruler. They water colored every other  line with warm and cool colors. Click  HERE to see this wonderful idea on Clippings from the Studio Floor.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Impression Sunrise Boxes


We made paper boxes and then created a version of Monet's Impression: Sunrise on top.
Click HERE for a box tutorial.

Mini Monet Art

The students used chalk to copy a 5x7  Monet print on
Shrinky Dink and
 then we put them in a toaster oven to create Mini Monets.

You can see this fun idea and get instructions from K-6 Art.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Monet Art Mural

We painted paper and then hung them up to look like Monet's Garden.

I saw this great mural idea on Cassie Stephens blog
 and had to try it.
I love anything frogs!
We read this book:
and then we made our own Paper Mache frogs
for our school art show.
The body is a balloon and the eyes and legs are cardboard.

The lily pads are painted paper and then watercolor on coffee filters in warm or cool colors.
These are my coworkers hall displays.
They are all so wonderful...I work with an amazing group of ladies!