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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Go Away Big Green Monster and Skeleton Marionettes

Okay I am going to try to post every day this week!
Since I have been gone so long!! I have a lot to catch up.
Here is a kinder-first grade lesson idea that you can do TODAY! It’s so easy! First check out this book from your library, it has holes cut out and is a for sure crowd pleaser for the little ones!
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These are the pieces I cut before class. For the eyes, they have to fold it in half and cut a circle.
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We talked about emotion and colors. They could glue the mouth happy or sad/mad
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The quietest table gets to have a pet!!! SSSSSSSHHHHHHH don’t wake him up…he BITES!!
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OF course we had to add glitter at the end…this art teacher LOVES glitter!!
They also had to write Big Pink (or green or orange) Monster to incorporate writing
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This project was with second grade. A 30 minute lesson.
We just drew a skeleton and taped it to some popsicle sticks and boom, you’ve got a marionette! I think this idea could be embellished with some Dia De Los Muertos decorations; hair,hats,maracas, flowers, glitter, and googly eyes!!
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we made them talk to each other and students created  mini puppet shows
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This weekend my daughter decided to give herself a creative hair cut! Yes she is sporting a mullet until we can take her to get something else…right now it’s a perfect new do in time for Halloween!! With a mom for an art teacher you have to know this was imminent. She cuts very well for a two year old and has access to scissors with all of our art supplies.

She thinks we should “glue it back!” Anyone else have a haircut story?

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At least we had our family pictures taken last week! Heres a few of them!! Perfect timing on that!
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4 comments:

  1. That haircut is actually very trendy right now with my high school students! ;) Also, love the classroom management trick with the quiet table getting a pet!

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  2. Love your monsters (especially the big pink one) and your marionette skeletons (what fun!) and your daughter's hair cut (a great photo for her 21st birthday bash!)
    :)Elizabeth

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  3. Love your monsters AND yer skellies. Also have to say yer daughter's hair is more punk rock than a mullet. :)

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  4. Your daughters are adorable! That hair cut is too fun! I love that book. It's been one of those in my mental store house that I keep meaning to pull out and do something with! Great lesson.

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