Category Archives: 4th Grade

MATRYOSHKA DOLL

A matryoshka doll ……is a set of dolls of decreasing sizes placed one inside the other. Matryoshkas date from 1890, and are said to have been inspired by souvenir dolls from Japan. A set of matryoshkas consists of a wooden … Continue reading

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WHERE IS IT?

“Reptile Camouflage” is what we call this 4th Grade project.  We start out using white chalk on black construction paper, then oil pastels.  The same method is used on the black background paper.  Then the reptile is cut out and glued to … Continue reading

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AT THE ZOO

The elementary students won a contest put on by the Henry Doorly zoo in Omaha.  The book reading contest had the students and teachers excited and determined to win.  They really enjoyed their day at the zoo and I thought … Continue reading

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BUNNY DOOR-HANGER

This is a guest submitted Easter project.  Mrs. Jones and her 4th graders made these cute door-hangers to take to the nursing home to give to the senior residents for their doors.   Mrs. Jones and her class make and deliver … Continue reading

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PERUVIAN ARPILLERAS

Arpilleras  are  intricately  detailed  hand  sewn  textile pictures.   Each  piece  illustrates  some  aspect  of  daily  life for the women  of  the  Andes.   The  arpillera,   in  an  array of  colors ,  tells  the  story  of  the  country  markets  where locals  come  … Continue reading

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STAND ALONE BUTTERFLY

Do you need something to get you into the Spring mood?  These stand alone butterflies will make you “think Spring.”  Any class could make these,  if they’re precise with the scissors.  The antennae and legs might be a bit difficult … Continue reading

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TISSUE PAPER PAINTING

This tri-panel Silhouette has a tissue painted background.  Water is brushed over colored tissue paper and then removed.   We used torn pieces of tissue paper, rather than cut squares, to give the painting a sunset appearance.  This project was so … Continue reading

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IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR, AWAY

In a galaxy far, far, away….   Just looking at pictures of the stars and planets in the galaxy gives you a wonderous feeling.  I put together a Power Point presentation of the galaxy, and the kids were in awe of … Continue reading

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