Monday, January 31, 2011

Chihuly Tower

This idea came from Art with Mr. E! The 5th graders studied Dale Chihuly and created a collaborative tower in his style. They each brought in a water bottle, wrapped it w/tissue paper and gluey water. They also each made a paper sculpture. My husband and father made the stand and we just stuck our art into the holes from the chicken wire! It turned out great! We get many complements from visitors as it is placed at the front entrance of school!

amazing glass blowing site!

Great video!

Monday, January 24, 2011

GO PACKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For those of you that don't know, I teach in GREEN BAY and we couldn't be more proud of our Packers!!!! The excitement in this town is unbelievable. We have the best fans ever! The kids are so pumped at school, I decided to make some cheeseheads in Art class! They LOVED it!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Giant Pencil

These giant consrtuction paper pencils where made by 2nd graders. They may not look like much, but a TON of reviewing of lines when into these. Everything we cut/drew was some kind of line. Great review of lines from 1st grade. These are really big too, which make them fun :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Paper mache Snowmen and Penguins

Each year I make the snowmen with first graders. They are always a hit and turn out SO adorable. This year I have a 1/2 split, so I did penguins with them, which were a little more challenging b/c of the tail and wings, but turned out cute as well!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Idea anyone??????

Anyone out there have a great "filler" lesson for 5th grade. We are doing printmaking (abstract ) and some kids are ready to print, some still have a lot more work to do before they can print. I want to give the students that are done something fun but relevant to work on. (not just free time) Something non-messy, like drawing. Maybe a neat abstract drawing that wont take a lot of my time to explain.....I'm stuck on any great ideas.....Would love some help!