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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

the winter approach

Some kids in first grade thought the headphones were ear muffs. We just went with that. I love how a project can change just like that. Bring on the hot cocoa, scarf, and glitter snowflakes!!

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

From our family to yours!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Give Thanks

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1 Thessalonians 5:18
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:17-19

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jam’n Giraffe’s and Rock’n Neon Tigers

First and second grade have been making the cutest neon giraffe’s. Here are a few finished ones. Some of them used sparkly felt and some neon paper for the headphones. The ipod is paper and we used yarn for the cord. The students learned about color mixing and blending. We studied the color wheel to see which colors we could blend next to each other. They did a fabulous job!

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For some reason neon colors don’t translate in photos. They are much much brighter in person!

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I had my first class finish the tigers today and they look so awesome.We did the drawing and outlining last week. The photos don’t do them justice! I LOVE neon paint! It’s pretty popular with the kids too!!

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

One Point Perspective! and zebra progress!

A few weeks ago, we finished these one point perspective watercolor paintings. The kids did an awesome job. We started with a simple horizon line with an “X” from corner to corner passing through the vanishing point. We looked at different architecture and examined the structure of a tree and the pattern of its branches. Some are cities, some are rural, and all are so very different, I wish I could post them all!
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Some kids made a river instead of a street and we looked at pictures of Venice!
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We have been busy doing our color wheel zebras and the kids LOVE it! They love mixing the colors and finding new color combinations. We talked about the relationships, analogous, complementary,primary, and secondary colors.
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Friday, November 4, 2011

Zebra’s, Tigers, and Giraffes OH My!!

We have started a number of new projects this week! They are coming along well and I cannot WAIT to post results! These are the fifth grade color wheel zebras. We are studying the analogous “friend” colors!

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We are drawing with pencil, and then…

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painting with liquid watercolors!

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Third and fourth are making Hip Hop animals with neon paint and splatter paint! They have chosen different animals to draw and paint a think black outline, that they will fill in with neon paint and add details like sunglasses, necklaces, tiaras, etc.

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I just thought the inverse looked soo cool!!

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2nd grade is making giraffes with headphones and they will add song lyrics around the background! This is my original sketch…their drawings look soooooo cute so far!!

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