Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Owls at Night on Recycled Dictionary Pages

These awesome owls were created by our 4th graders. 
-The students started by using recycled dictionary pages from old children's dictionaries. 
 -Using watered down Elmer's glue and brushes, the students created a collage with the torn book pages. 
- Next the students painted some sort of perch (branch, rock, fence, etc) for the owl to set on, on top of the book pages. 
-The sky was colored with the edge of a pealed crayon so that the pattern of the words would show some. 
-The owls were drawn and painted on a separate piece of paper. 
- For the final step, the students cut out the owls and then I hot glued a packing peanut in between the owl and the background so that the owls were three-dimensional. 

I hope you enjoy our recycled creations! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

3rd grade landscapes

Our 3rd graders have been working on some Fall landscapes. I have taught this project in three different ways for some variety. All of the classes learned a little bit about perspective.  The students learned about foreground, middle ground and background.  They learned how to draw their trees so that they appeared to be closer, or further away based on where they placed them on the paper and what size they drew them.  

Some other classes painted beautiful birch trees at night using a paint scraper.  I hope you enjoy our finished products. I apologize that I don't have photos of the process, but it was quite the messy experience so I couldn't quite grab the camera :). 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fall pumpkins and apples with Mrs. Bruder and Mrs. Varouh's classes using a Krimpart tube.