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Springtime Rabbityness!

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Springtime Rabbityness!

Kinders and first graders are both reading Rabbityness and then creating different types of art with it.  (We are actually having it read to us!)
Kinders created backgrounds using markers and then dripping water on it to make it look like watercolor. Next week they will be printmaking with some linocuts I made. Fingers crossed they will enjoy it!

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First graders are drawing their rabbits and coloring with construction paper crayons. These have so much personality!

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Day 1 of printing… Not sure I’ll make it through the week with my sanity in tact. It would help immensely if I had my own room that all grades could use but that is not the case. But, I LOVE these prints. Love them.

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Finishing the first grade rabbits this week!

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Ready for Spring!

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Ready for Spring!

Kinders started working on some Spring-inspired pictures this week. We looked at some of Henri Rousseau’s artwork and lots of pictures of beautiful flowers. We also discussed our favorite bugs/spiders/snakes. We talked about how to completely fill our paper with objects, even if that meant that some of the object wouldn’t be seen. This week we are drawing the plants and flowers. Next week we will add the magnifying glass with our favorite bug. We used construction paper crayons for this project, with some help from regular crayons inside the magnifying glass.

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Painted paper birdhouses

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I saw a post over at Painted Paper and fell in love. Birdhouses can be so boring but using the painted paper gives them a new dimension and I think her’s turned out so pretty.
My 3rd graders started painting paper this week and have absolutely loved it. I also used PP’s post about about “how I paint paper” when I introduced this technique. Lots of good suggestions she has!
Below is my example and I can’t wait to see how my kiddos’ turn out!


And here are A few of the kids’:

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Chicken Littles

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I love making these cute little chicks – especially when I have all the crazy googley eyes. This project is easy enough. It mostly gives the Kindergarteners practice with cutting, learning how to not use too much glue, and placing parts in the anatomically correct position. : )