Third graders will be starting to hone their cursive writing technique next week in art class. The kids are always so excited about learning to write cursive. Last year I tried a cursive writing project with them for Dia de Los Muertos. It was pretty difficult so I thought I would try something less so this time.
After some practice with letters and their names, we will be making name bugs. A few of the kids noticed mine the couple of days and are pretty excited about getting started.
Here is mine, step by step and I’ll be sure to share their when complete!
Here are a few of the kids’ in progress:
I saw this project on A Glimmer of Light and decided it would be a fun project to do with my 5th graders. They get so caught up in making things realistic and perfect, this project encourages them to do just the opposite and let the funky chicken out. And while we were working on these, I remembered another chicken project I have done with Kindergarten and thought it would be a great time to review color-mixing with them and then hang the Kinders’ and the 5th grader’s work together!
First the 5th grade work:
Are these not hilarious?! I love them and the kids loved them too.
Here are some kinder-chickens.
And here is the final bulletin board with bothe grade’s artwork!
Just a few pics of the NOrth Carolina projects we are working on! Love them all!
First graders have been working on a painting of our state bird, the cardinal. We discussed how all the states in America have different objects and symbols that represent them. Then we talked about the cardinal and we also talked about how male birds look different from females.
We started our paintings by sketching in pencil, talking about each part of our bird. Then we traced in sharpie. The next class we painted everything but the snow. We will do that last and I’m going to try to make some sparkly white paint so it looks like fresh sparkly snow. I’ll post more pics when they are complete!
Before the winter break started I read Owl Moon to my second graders. It was a great opportunity to integrate and discuss describing words and phrases and how we should apply that to our art as well.
So we drew out our cute little snowy owls on paper and then painted the background and the branch and the eyes. When they came back the next time, I had come across a “pinteresting” pin about adding glue to shaving cream and painting with it. So we decided to try that little experiment since we wanted our owls to look fluffy. They turned out so cute! Here are a few pics of them. 🙂
I didn’t get to do the shaving cream paint with all of the classes so some of them finished with oil pastels. I love them all!
This is a fun project I came across on Artsonia by Blue Mountain Elementary students. I love the different perspective and that each picture can still be individualized.
I’ve shared pictures of the step by step process so far. We will share more when they are complete!