An oldie but a goodie: Paul Klee’s Cat and Bird. I’ve seen this on Pinterest and Google a lot as a “must do” art project for students. Last year I did Paul Klee, but we concentrated on his use of shapes and bold colors to make cityscapes and castles. This year, we made kitties with birds on their brains. Continue reading “Paul Klee’s Cat and Bird”
I love YouTube. For many reasons. I get to watch SNL skits that I wouldn’t get to see here in my land of sand. I get to workout with trainers for five minutes at a time and turn them off when I’m done. But, my number one reason for YouTube: free education. Continue reading “Printmaking with YouTube”
The music teacher approached me in January and asked if I would like to collaborate on her music presentation, which would take place in March. I am all up for working together so I jumped at the opportunity. Continue reading “Culture and Music for Third Grade”
Beetles are beautiful. Such brilliant iridescent colors, so many varieties. You can spend a lot of time drawing different kinds, and even more using different mediums to capture their beauty. I find them much easier to learn how to draw than butterflies too. I can never get butterfly wings to look symmetrical. The great thing about beetles is children love them too! Continue reading “Creating beetles with glue, acrylic paint, and chalk.”
Before vacation, several large panels of wood were constructed between the elementary wing and main school building. They are there to block off the latest construction project at our school – a new patio and play structure. They are white and just screaming for someone to paint all over them. I knew I wanted to create a mural with my students, but I didn’t know how to introduce the concept.
We needed to do a collaborative project.