Chinese New Year is happening in a couple days and my 1st and 2nd graders celebrated with some beautiful artwork! Check it out…
I love the winter holidays. I love the time together with family and friends. I love the decorations and I love the crafts. An art teacher I follow posted that she is not a Hallmark factory for her school and therefore does not do holiday artwork. I absolutely respect that but I do love making holiday art so I thought I would share some of what we’ve been doing since I haven’t posted in forever. 😳
Elf legs! Ornament piles! And Kinder Rudies!
How I’ve been feeling this season:
Made it! Rules and procedures: taught. 600 fish: created. First week: done.
Thank goodness for a long Labor Day weekend to recover. Next week will include some fun elements of art projects!
In the words of Salt-n-Peppa, “what a day what a day what a mighty good day”…or something like that. 😁
The first day of the 2015/16 school year is over. It was a bit crazy but overall good.
After a fun and engaging Prezi about expectations (haha) we all made a hand to go on our “We have all hands on deck at CES!” board. By the end of the week we will have almost all 600+ students represented! I just hope that the kids can feel how much we care about and love them. I know, for me, they are 100% the only reason I keep coming back.
Nope. Just four. Man, bulletin boards take forever and mine aren’t even elaborate!
This one has some precious kinder snowmen on it with a few snowman ice cream cones as well. This board is in my classroom which is why it’s so tiny.
This board is showcasing some awesome one point perspective drawings by 5th grade. I was so impressed with some of their themes and their execution of said theme.
This board is another snowman board and this one is in the entry of our school – or as our database manager once called it, the loading dock. Haha!
And one more board of scoops…
We’ve already been hard at work, learning about the elements of art and principles of design, reviewing art tools, writing, and creating. Can’t wait to start hanging up some of these beautiful pictures!
Something new I am doing is the Instagram inspired Insta-Art board. A place for me to display the artwork that kids create outside of art class. They make up their own username and they are loving it! These have all been brought in in just the last week!
So last year I shared with you a picture that embodied how I felt about the first day of workdays. I will now do the same for this year:
Bless. We were all just having too much fun to do the whole work thing! But I’m over it now and back in work mode/teacher mode/get up on time like a responsible adult mode. (Ha, not really. That’ll NEVER happen!)
Of course we’ve all been working ridiculously hard and yet I feel I have little to show for it. Meetings meetings meetings… But today will be the day! I will get ALL of my bulletin boards put up. I will get my table labels on tables that I will clean. I will even crack open the old lesson plan book (again, not really – I’m a tech girl living in a digital world. Now read that again like you’re Madonna.)
Well, here is what I have so far:
We will be learning the colors from my table labels in French, Spanish, Dutch, and Greek this year. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: thank goodness for Google Translate.
And then I’ve also completed one entry way bulletin board. Thanks to Mercedes Benz and Katie Morris for this awesome idea!
Alright, it’s 7am and I still haven’t gotten out of bed – see, I told you I would never really be a responsible adult!
HAPPY FIRST WEEK BACK!
It will soon be that spooky, fun holiday that shall not be named! To get into the spirit, First Graders will be making Alphabet Spiderwebs!
We start with writing the alphabet all over a black piece of paper with a white construction paper crayon. Then we connect all the letters to each other to resemble a web. Then we use some painted paper to make our spider. I just used some crayons and glitter to add eyes and a mouth.
I added the frame as an after thought but it would probably be better to do that first so you don’t cover up any letters.