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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lines, Lines, and Fish Bowls Oh My!!

We are studying LINES right now and we started this project today. They are not done yet, but I just couldn’t wait! I will post some finished ones next week! We have done the crazy Hair Day project in the past but I thought this would be fun and the kids LOVED it!
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They had a HUGE VARIETY of materials, paint, markers, colored pencils, stamps, crayons, and, oil pastels
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Students had to make the lines OVERLAP by stopping and continuing on the other side when it crossed over.
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I can’t WAIT for them to finish! Their line ideas were AWESOME!
Kinder and first grade are making fish bowls
I got this idea on pinterest from this blog http://www.walkingbytheway.com/blog/?p=821
 
Of course we put our own twist to it. It was a good way to get kinder painting and learning our procedures with paint and clean up! One kid suggested our fish have a castle, so some drew it with pastels and I cut some out to glue on.
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1. glue bowl to paper
2. paint water LIGHT blue using the paint, dip in water THEN go to paper technique
3.paint rocks, and a plant
4. hand print sideways
5. decorate with oil pastels and paper scraps
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I got these really cool goobly eyes at Michaels in the Halloween craft section! They were purple, orange, and green
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21 comments:

  1. I really like both these projects. I especially love how expressive all of their fish are! Thanks for sharing great ideas.

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  2. I love the lines project!!! What a great way to visualize that!

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  3. I, too, love the lines!! Parents will adore them!

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  4. What a unique and fun way to do lines with the kids... great idea thanks for sharing. Anna:)

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  5. great line work- looks very creative! I would love to see the crazy hair day, that sounds like a lot of fun.

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  6. I LOVE this as a lesson for lines! I'm stealing it (and of course linking to your blog when I do). : )

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  7. Lovely!

    The blowing lines are so cute!!!
    The fish are great too!

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  8. LOVE the lines project! thanks for sharing.

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  9. BOTH of those projects are so cool...thanks for sharing them.

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  10. Natalie, I love BOTH these projects. For the line project, did you shoot the photo and print it for each child? Did it take a lot of time to do? I believe I pinned this project because it seemed so original.

    Love the fish too - so adorable.

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  11. These are incredible! Makes me wish I had the little guys instead of high schoolers!!

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  12. What grade did you do that line project with? I would love to do this with my little ones... probably 1st grade! Adorable!

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  13. What was the motivation you used for the line project? I tried this and started with A Bad Case of the Stripes. But, I think there could be a better motivator... I wish there was a book about a dragon... maybe we could piggyback upon that...

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  14. I love these ideas. I'm doing the portrait line project now and my students love them! I think it's more personal to them because they have their photo on their artwork. Great project ideas, thanks for sharing :)

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  15. We did the lines art activity in my Year 2 class today. Posted some pics on our blog.

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  16. http://suffieldart.blogspot.com/2013/03/2nd-grade-line-studies.html

    I was inspired by your wonderful line lesson and referenced you and this amazing blog. Thank you for sharing!

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  17. LOVE this post! I will also doing this with a Grade 8 Art class, modifying a bit more for their higher level.

    check out my first teaching art post :)
    http://life-as-she-knows-it-xo.blogspot.ca/2013/05/grade-6-radial-name-art.html

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  18. I love how this project combines imagination & experimentation with a guaranteed perfect result!

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