Friday, March 14, 2014

Dali Style Spring Birds

We drew birds together and then in the style of Salvador Dali we gave them extremely long legs. We painted the birds with cool colors and then painted the background with warm colors.

This super cute idea is from the
We used How to Draw a Bird From Deep Space Sparkle

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Busy Buzzy Bee Books

Here is our honeycomb(hexagon) bee shape book. After reading our story for the week, Busy Buzzy Bee and watching The Magic School Bus, we created bee life cycle books. I used a large piece of construction paper cut in half and then accordion folded it. 
Cut the corners to create a hexagon shape.

I used this wonderful free clip art for the inside:
Bee Clip Art

We used this to help us draw a bee.

5 Busy Honey Bees
Here is a cute bee poem.

This is a great video on YouTube about bees.

The Bear Facts


We read our Harcourt Story: The Bear Facts and then wrote down facts about bears in the template below.  
We edited our work and then rewrote it on lined paper. We made a tear art bear and then layered him in the trees. This adorable art project was an idea from this book:

This is a great video...filled with facts!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

My Robot: Art and Writing

After reading our Harcourt story for the week, My Robot, we created robots with paper and brads. The students then drew their robot on a piece of scratch board to create the robot prints.
Here is my sample:

This is the robot I drew and then printed on scratch board.
Here are the student  samples. They are so adorable!
They named their robot and then wrote about the things that he/she likes and can do, in the style of the story we read. We used the art print of the robot for our book cover.

These prints were used for our first grade art display.
This is our published book display in the hall.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentine's Day Bulletin Board


We drew lines across a piece of white construction paper and then cut out a black symmetrical heart. We glued on the heart and then colored in the lines to create these colorful hearts.