Monthly Archives: February 2011

FOUR SQUARE ART

  For this project we chose works of art by famous artists and made it a lesson on cooperation and working toward a common goal.  Four students worked together choosing the art, the medium, and the colors used.  We started … Continue reading

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FOLK ART (AMERICAN)

The  5th grade class watched a PowerPoint presentation of folk art by American folk artists.  Many of the artists were self-taught artists who wanted to tell a story, through pictures, about specific events depicting life in rural areas.  Calendars with … Continue reading

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PREHISTORIC DIORAMA

Some kids love dinosaurs, so this diorama will be something they will enjoy.  Our classes are only one hour long, so I have chosen to print dinosaur pictures to use with this project, but if you choose to have the … Continue reading

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BUTTERFLY PUPPET

This project is suitable for any time of year, but I think it has special significance during the Easter season.  Before we begin our class,  the second graders and I talk about Jesus’ life, death and resurection and why the … Continue reading

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THE RAINBOW FISH

Marcus Pfister’s “The Rainbow Fish,” is a lesson on how sharing can make us feel good.  The fish are drawn by starting a line for one side of the tail of the fish, extending the line and making an oval … Continue reading

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EASTER BUNNY BASKET

Here’s a cute little bunny basket to hold a stash of Easter eggs or candy.  A quick and easy little project that appears to take longer than it does.   Either let the bunny white, or use any pastel color.  Easter … Continue reading

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ON SWAN LAKE

Looking at a picture of a peaceful, elegant swan puts me in a pensive mood.  I’ve made a PowerPoint of works by an artist called Stuchie.  He is a minister who says art is artistic therapy for him.  I want … Continue reading

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EASTER, HE IS RISEN

Easter eggs, a smiling sun and “He is Risen” printed on a cloud, are the setting for a ‘meaning of colors’ poem.  I haven’t been able to find the name of the author of this poem to give credit.  There are no … Continue reading

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