Monday, October 24, 2011
After the 4th and 5th graders finsihed their day of the dead skull artworks, they created shrink-y-dink necklaces. They could trace a skull picture or create their own design. I shrink them right before their eyes in my toaster oven at school! The kids love it and they turned out very cool.
Friday, October 21, 2011
thanks Barbara's thought of the day blog for this lesson! I just got 16 boxes of fake flowers, so this lesson came at a perfect time!
In Art class, 2nd graders learned about the Mexican celebration,
The Day of the Dead.
On this day, families visit the graves of loved ones they have lost. Candles, marigold flowers, food and drinks are placed on the graves. This is a happy time for families, not a sad one. Many skulls and skeletons are seen during this celebration to represent the spirits of loved ones.
Students created Calacas
(handmade skeletons) using Q-tips!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Our city wanted to collaborate with the local schools to paint murals on the cities snow plow blades. One of my schools was chosen, so 5th graders volunteered to help paint during their recesses. We decided to go with a Packer theme, because I mean, come on, we are SO proud of our Green Bay Packers!!!!!