Category Archives: 5th Grade

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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FLOWERS IN OIL PASTELS

Georgia O’Keefe painted flowers up close—I’m sure you’ve seen her calendar pictures.  Using these calendar images, the 5th Grade imitated her style.  They used colored or white construction paper and oil pastels for their works of art.  These pictures, “Georgia … Continue reading

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LEAVES

Beautiful fall.  If only fall lasted longer and winter was shorter!  We used leaf stencils (the pattern included is Cricut friendly), colored chalk, oil pastels and glitter glue to make this autumn project.  The directions and patterns for this project, “Fall … Continue reading

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CLIP BUTTERFLY MAGNET

  These cute little butterfly magnets are made with clip clothespins, construction paper, old greeting cards and incidentals.  Kids can make them, but I’ve found that it works best to glue the wings on with a glue gun. Therefore this is a 5th … Continue reading

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GASTON CHAISSAC

Gaston Chaissac’s art has a look that reminds me of simple, colorful, modern pottery. His simplistic view is evident in this Gaston quote, “Without a doubt I have a soul that is very close to a circus performer, who, like … Continue reading

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LIFE’S A PUZZLE

We call this project “Pieces of Poetry”because, in some way, all of our experiences are pieces of the puzzle of our life. This 5th Grade project has a lot to do with listening to instructions and careful cutting and pasting.  We use … Continue reading

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