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Rudolph’s Crazy Cousin

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Meet Randy, Rudy’s crazy cousin. It’s okay – we all have them.
This is another great art/writing activity that I found HERE!  We made our reindeer today and though I did get started on the glittered noses, we will have to wait and finish next time while we write about them.  We made the reindeer and after gluing them together, we put them on a Christmas scrapbook paper patterned square.  I am offering red glitter or black glitter for the noses.  Some of the kids started naming their reindeer as well.  Examples: Crazy Connie, Wrinkle, Icky Nicky Nacky Nook, and Harris. Ha!  Funny stuff.  I’ll post some more pictures as we finish!

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Kinder Weaving

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Oh my goodness. This is not a project for those with limited patience. Still not sure that I’ll survive it myself and I feel like I have a pretty good supply.
I found this project and thought it looked nice. It’s definitely not something I’ve ever attempted before and I have the largest classes i have ever had. I printed the lines on the construction paper with the copier and it was great scissor-using practice. But then we had to start weaving… Whew! A few kids picked it up right away. I’m hoping that next week, after round two, I can get them all on board.

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Plucky Penguins

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Kindergarten started the new year off on the right webbed-foot with this cute penguin project. 🙂 I found it through Pinterest but it’s original source is The Very Busy Kindergarten – thanks, Sue!!!

We read a book about the life-cycle of a penguin through We Give Books and discussed their habitat as well.
We dove into making the background, using markers, brushes and water. I encouraged bright colors for the sky and asked them to keep it white and blue for the snowy ground.
Next week we will make the penguin and add it to the background. I think they are going to turn out really well!

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K-2 Fall Art

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My Kindergarten through second grades have been busy little art-making bees! We have not only been making beautiful Fall art, but we have also been working on bookmarks for our Muffins for Mom morning, decorations for our school book fair, and prepping for our Art to Remember fundraiser! Check out some of my K-2 artwork!

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A New Spin

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Last week Kindergarten started their warm color Fall trees. We painted the background blue and then added the tree. This week we are going to add some scrapbook paper leaves. I tried to use mostly warm colors but there are some green leaves too. My plan is to use watered-down glue and paint over the leaves so they will lay flat. I’ll post the results later this week!

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UPDATE!
The kids have finished their trees and they all look beautiful. It was a great introduction to paint for some of those that have rarely or never used it before. Two colors, no rinsing: keep it simple. I love the scrapbook leaves and will be using more of that soon!

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One of my Fall bulletin boards. I’ll be adding some 2nd grader owls to it soon!