Thursday, September 27, 2012

Artsy Fifth Graders Week 4

This week in art the students made their names into op-art. They're easy to do, but require a lot of patience.

These didn't photograph too interestingly on their own, so I put them on top of this Wizard of Oz puzzle. I love that quotation! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Artsy Fifth Graders- Yellow Spotted Lizards

I have another bulletin board in my classroom set aside for projects connected with the book that we're reading. Currently we're reading 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. I had them draw Yellow Spotted Lizards as they're described in chapter 8. I love seeing their different interpretations.

Here are all of the lizards on the bulletin board. We decided to do a chevron-ish patterned border (which we heard is very 'on trend'.)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bucket o' fish

Hong surprised me yesterday with some fish. Fortunately I was not expected to kill, clean, or cook them. Unfortunately they kept leaping to their doom.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

A bit of hiking

Went hiking and exploring with friends on Saturday. Was reminded, again, how important it is to get away from the city.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Artsy Fifth Graders Week 2

This week we did some paper cutting to create positive and negative space.

I love the way they look together on the bulletin board!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Artsy Fifth Graders

I'm so excited to be teaching art in my classroom this year! Because of the growing number of students at my school, the primary students' art classes were moved into their main classrooms to be taught by their homeroom teacher.

I have TONS of artsy ideas. For the first week of school, I decided to have them cut their names out of colorful paper using a graffiti art style. It mostly turned into a lesson about overlapping letters and trying to fill the entire paper. Here are some of the finished products!