Saturday, January 21, 2012

Art projects up the WAZOO! :) And a FREEBIE (of course!)

Happy Saturday, Peeps!! Kerri here...
I woke up to the sound of rain this morning!! I know, I know, you East, South, Northwest, etc. Coasters say whoopidy doo, right? Well, here in So. Cal, we haven't had ANY rain since the beginning of December! AND, since it is Saturday and I don't have to worry about RAINY DAY SCHEDULE, I love it!!


I finally got pictures of the Jan Brett "Three Snow Bears" project we did this week, and our Martin Luther King, Jr. Art! Here we go...



We filled out the story map together, because this is the first time I introduced them to this type of Story Map. You can get your own copy of this here! The igloo I found on Jan Brett's website and I shrunk it down to half the size. Click here for the igloo.


We also made our Martins this week. When I taught Kinder, I always did the TLC art Martin, and he came out Fantastic! Last year, we step drew him, also great, so this year I thought I would combine the two and make a "Mixed media" project (how you like those arty words, huh??) Here they are...



We wrote the poem that I posted about here. It is actually a song, so I taught it to them first, and then we wrote it. You can also grab the writing paper from that post and save it for next year!


Looking ahead to next week, we will be making these fun little Chinese New Year Dragons made totally  from die cut shapes. These are oldies but goodies! I created these in 2001, so maybe you could call them "vintage??" HA!!



The poem glued to the top is for Kindergarten, but my Firsties will be copying the poem in their very best printing! Click here for some writing paper to use...

We also found out that our little blog was nominated as a "Most Fascinating Teaching Blog" in 2011!!



WOW! What an honor! We feel so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community of dedicated ladies and gentlemen who are passionate about children!! YAY for Teaching! Can I get a whoot whoot??
Have a great weekend, Peeps!!

30 comments:

Tonia said...

can you share the Chinese New Year poem? I will try the dragon with my kinders. We have two families sharing about Chinese New Year on Monday.
Thanks for the great idea.
tonia
Mrsvento.blogspot
Tvento1313@msn.com

Freckleteacher said...

I LOVE the pattern block dragons! I have been teaching for over 20 years, so I laughed when you called your project "vintage!" The story map writing was also very good and I like the igloo art. Creative!

absees123s said...

I also would love the poem, but I also wanted to ask if you have the dragon pattern or info available? LOVE it!!

Erika said...

Adorable ideas. Thank you for the freebies. Those dragons are awesome. I don't have the die-cut but maybe pattern block shapes.

2B Honey Bunch
The Best Endings

Kristin said...

Love all of those projects!!!!
I LOVE those chinese dragons!!!! Too cool!!!!!
Congrats on the nom!!!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Unknown said...

Love the dragons!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Rachelle said...

I love the Chinese dragons!!!!!!!! SO CUTE!!!!!

-Rachelle
whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

Jen R said...

oh my! I would LOVE to have some rain...we haven't had any here in east central fl either in FOREVER!!!
and I. Am. In. LOVE. with those dragons!!
The Teachers’ Cauldron

Amy C said...

It is like you guys can read my mind! I needed ideas for Three Snow Bears AND Chinese New Year dragon stuff! The dragons will go perfectly with our geometry unit we are working on in math. Thank you!!!

Unknown said...

I love, love, LOVE your projects! Everything turned out so well. Why can't you be on my team?
~Andi

Abby said...

I looooove it all!!! Especially the student Three Bears project!!!!

Mrs. B's Beehive said...

Can't wait to use the story map, I love the simple layout!

Heather's Heart said...

I LOVE the dragons! Your kiddos are so blessed to have you as their teacher! I know learning is so much fun in your classroom! =)

Heather
Heather's Heart

Kristin Young said...

I love your story elements!! I'm going to use those this week in my reading groups! Thanks so much.

And good luck on your nomination! If I don't win, I hope it's someone I love to follow! :)

Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

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Leeanne said...

Adorable! Wondering if you have a copy of the poem, as I could not make out all the words in your picture? Many thanks!

Leeanne said...

Adorable! Wondering if you have a copy of the poem, as I could not make out all the words in your picture? Many thanks!

Nellie Prisby said...

Can I have a copy of your poem and dragon pattern?

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