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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween! Skippyjon Jones, and more Skellies!

I don't usually repeat lessons, but I have done this one for the past few years because it is so much fun and the kids get very creative! This year, some of them even added furniture and tiny skeletons inside! Sleeping in their little beds and having tea parties even!

Here is a link to the lesson spooky house step by step

Okay it is no lie that I LOVE these books!! Skippy is a siamese cat who thinks he's a dog. He goes on these adventures inspired by the books he reads with his (imaginary) amigos, the "Chimichangos clan" DUDE! 

Kindergarten, first, and second grade did a VERY simple draw along consisting of ovals, triangles,circles, a "rainbow" for the body and a letter "M" between his front feet. Then we painted them with watercolor paint
Then they got to decorate their Skippy for an ADVENTURE!!!
"Zuper Giroow" I LOVE IT!!


....because every girl needs a flowery skull and cross bones on her cast! No ugly casts in this school!!


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!
These are the pieces I cut before class. For the eyes, they have to fold it in half and cut a circle.
We talked about emotion and colors. They could glue the mouth happy or sad/mad
The quietest table gets to have a pet!!! SSSSSSSHHHHHHH don’t wake him up…he BITES!!
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
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!!
we made them talk to each other and students created  mini puppet shows
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?


At least we had our family pictures taken last week! Heres a few of them!! Perfect timing on that!
Waggenspack Family 2012 (15)

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