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PARTY LINE GOSSIP

Have you ever noticed a flock of birds sitting on a telephone wire and wondered what their conversation was about? I imagine from that height they get a pretty good view of what’s going on in the neighborhood.  Actually, when … 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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CALENDAR INSPIRED BIRDS

We used calendar pictures of birds for inspiration in this project.  Before we started drawing we discussed proportion and placement.  Each student was given a bird picture to reference while we discussed the shape of the bird body (like a … Continue reading

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BE BOLD WITH BRITTA

One of the interesting things I learned about Romero Britta, when I looked up his biography, is the fact that when he started painting he painted on scraps of cardboard and newspaper.  Britta’s optimistic, fun-loving approach to life is reflected … Continue reading

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PREHISTORIC BIRDS

As many different kids there are in the classroom, thats how many different starbursts you get.  The kids and I decided these looked like what we would imagine prehistoric birds looked like so we added a head—and in some instances … Continue reading

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Fun Farm

We started our class showing a PowerPoint presentation of Rob Scotton’s art.  This is the first year that the first, second and third grades are able to view art using PowerPoint, so they were really excited with this new experience.  … Continue reading

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UP, UP AND AWAY

“Hot Air Balloons” is a project that describes what is seen from high above the ground.  We viewed a Power Point presentation of hot air balloons and discussed how distance is shown in a painting.  We also noticed how colorful … Continue reading

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