Category Archives: 5th Grade

IDIOMS

Idioms are phrases that say one thing but mean something else. They are a little like puzzles: try imagining a picture or a situation that the phrase suggests and then draw what you hear, not what the true meaning is. … Continue reading

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SANTA’S GOT MOVES

Santa’s so happy Christmas is coming that he’s dancing.  Pipe cleaners give our Santa moves to envy.  Finish only one side of Santa and hang on the wall or bulletin board, or finish both sides and add a string for hanging. Younger … Continue reading

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RED BIRD VISIT

Imagine walking in a distant, winter dried forest.  Suddenly a flash of color catches your eye and as you turn to see what it is, you see a cardinal light on a bare bush.  The beauty of the red bird, … Continue reading

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GIVING THANKS

Although we are probably all good at praying when we are in need or in want, sometimes we aren’t as good at giving thanks for what we have and what we receive. Expressing thanks for waking each morning  with the … Continue reading

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I AIN’T NO TURKEY

I so wanted to use that title for the project but didn’t think it would look too good in school.  So now I can’t resist.  This is a 5th Grade project that had hilarious results.  I don’t have a picture … Continue reading

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SCARECROWS

We did a draw-along lesson while drawing the scarecrows, then each student finished their fall picture with pumpkins, crows or whatever they chose.  We used watercolor pencils in this project.  The complete list of supplies and the directions for making … Continue reading

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LANDSCAPE TISSUE PAINTING

Painting with tissue paper is so much fun, that I just had to add another project using the method.   I find these landscape paintings unbelievably beautiful considering their simplicity.   You’ll find the directions for this project, “Tissue Painted Landscape,” in … Continue reading

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STORMS

We have tried other background colors, but lavender construction paper seems to work best in this project.  We use black crayon for the cityscape or landscape and then colored chalk for the storm.  Hairspray keeps the chalk in place. We call … Continue reading

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