Sunday, October 20, 2013

Greatest Art Project EVER!

I'm skipping ahead and posting again today because I want to share with you what I think is the GREATEST art project ever.  WOW, that is a big, bold statement isn't it???  Well, you be the judge!


Our letter last week was "M" so this just seemed perfect.  We are reaching for the moon and the stars.  YES, with the exception of cutting out the moon and the children's bodies), these were all done completely by the students themselves!  I saw a similar art project on a children's museum website last year.  I'm sorry that I don't have the original art piece (it was done by an adult artist) but if you do, please let me know and I will give them credit.

NOTE:  A big thank you to Katy Mitchell!  She lead me to the original picture I saw.  Here it is Artsonia.  THANK YOU so much Katy!!!

This project was really very simple but the children were all so proud of themselves.  I loved watching each child finish their art and look at it.  They were so happy.  I hope you will try something like this with your class and if you do, please send me a picture, I would love to see it!

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Transportation and "T" Week

AHHHHH!  "T" Week!  This is an exciting week for us and yes, it is ONE of my favorites.  Let me show you some of the terrific stuff we did during our "T"ransportation Week!

We started off the week reviewing the shapes we have been talking about and making our wonderful shape car!  This ended up being more fun than I expected because everyone got so excited when they recognized the shapes.  I know this is simple, but it was very fun and effective.

Tuesday is a day when I try and have "extra-fun" art for us because we do not have any of our "special" activities (i.e. Spanish, Music, Chapel) and that can make for a long day.  This Tuesday really was extra special because we started our day with SCISSORS!!!!  I have to admit that this class LOVES to cut with scissors and they are very good!  We cut and cut and made these adorable little sailboats.

Of course everyone got to pick their favorite colors!  While our sailboats were drying we started working on making some water for them to float in.

The water was really fun to make because we just squirted blue, green and white paint onto the paper and started mixing it up!  WOW, the results were amazing!  I love projects like this because the children are so proud of them.  Here are the final results!

Everyone had such a good time all week practicing our "T" sounds.  We decided our favorite "T" word was turtle so we decided to make one.

 He is very simple but look closely . . . .
there is a tic-tac-toe board on his back!!!
Our Fabulous Fun Friday was extra special this week!  We headed to kitchen was all of the plastic trucks and cars that I could find.


We had a great lesson in sharing and mixing colors!  Can you see the green????
Now, finally my favorite part of "T" week began . . . "T"ubes and "T"ape!!!  OH MY!!  This is the one of the best days ever!  All we did was collect lots, lots and lots of paper towel, toilet paper and even wrapping paper tubes.
(This is only a small portion of the tubes.)
My friend and co-worker, Mrs. Christi and I cut long sections of masking tape and the imagination took over!

Some were small, some were tall, some were just plain HUGE!  No one cared, we just had a great day.  My favorite part of this activity is seeing the children's faces as they proudly take their creations to their parents at the end of the day!!!!!
WOW, this was really a terrific week.  Thank you so much for visiting with us and I hope you stop back by again.