Tag Archives: 1st grade

ACORN OF THANKS

The best part of the holiday of Thanksgiving is that it reminds us of how blessed we are.  It’s important that we stress to our children that God is the source of all that we have and that we should thank … Continue reading

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DANCING FIREFLIES

Have you ever admired dancing fireflies on a dark summer night? You can almost hear the music as they swoop and circle carrying their little sparkling lanterns. While some of the blinking lights seem to stand still, others wildly dart … Continue reading

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THOROUGHLY MODERN MATTISE

How do you suppose the “Goldfish” painting of Henri Matisse would look if he were painting it in the year 2014? Goldfish were a new craze in Europe in Henri Matisses’ time, and they became kind of an obsession with … Continue reading

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DANCING VALENTINE HEARTS

“Valentine…You make me feel like Dancing.”  That’s what our Valentine card says to the lucky person who receives it.  I’ve included this, “Dancing Hearts,” project under the 1st Grade Projects Gallery tab in the sidebar. If you click on the … Continue reading

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FOLLOW THE STAR COUNTDOWN CALENDAR

You know that from now until Christmas the kids are going to ask, many times, “How many days ‘til Christmas?”  Help them make a countdown calendar like this one so they can see how many days are left.  The star … Continue reading

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DANCING PENGUIN FEET

I love the little dancing penguins in the movie, Happy Feet, so I wanted to include a winter project for one of the art classes featuring these favorite little birds. The bodies, breasts, feet, beaks and wings are torn from … Continue reading

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HEADBAND

Isn’t this cute.  Imagine a whole classroom full of these little turkeys.  If time permits, use the handprints of the kids for the feathers.  I have included a pattern for handprints if you want to have them printed out before … Continue reading

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LETS MOVE IT

I believe that it was on Artsonia that I saw a project like this a couple of years ago and thought it was a great lesson for the kids.  The class started this  by discussing how we know an animal is running in … Continue reading

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