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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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, in contrast … 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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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 … Continue reading

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IMAGES RETOLD

The 5th Grade started with an image cut from a magazine, and then they tell us “the rest of the story.” To save class time I cut out a number of images, for the students to choose from, before class. … Continue reading

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HANDS THAT HELP

We talked about how many people help us daily, and how we help or can help others. We did this project with the fifth graders. It is appropriate for any age or grade. It’s not a difficult project, but does … Continue reading

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ART LIKE LAUREL BURCH

We viewed the gallery pictures of Laurel Burch from her website. I have included her site address in the project specifics. I have a number of the 5th grader’s works, inspired by Laurel, included in the lesson. You have to … Continue reading

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