Anyway, with a TWO WEEK BREAK I am feeling like I have a moment to breathe, read, laze, and...post to my blog!
So, get ready for a few different posts here that catch up on what I've been up to...
HALLOWEEN! So, I have a hard time doing these kinds of lessons because I want them to be meaningful, tie into art history and big ideas...but sometimes...the PTO just needs some artwork to hang for the Halloween party...and you only have a week to do something Halloween-appropriate. Haha! God bless the PTO though, and I will do whatever they request - so here ya go, some shamelessly holiday-themed art.
3rd and 4th grade made Haunted Houses...we looked at images of the Crooked House in Poland, and other clip-arty images of haunted houses. The steps were as followed:
1) Trace and cut a large yellow circle, glue to square purple paper
2) Draw and cut your haunted house using simple shapes stacked up
3) Use left-overs from the yellow paper to cut out windows and doors
4) Draw and cut our ghosts (I used tracing paper, it gave them a nice transparent look)
Embellish with sharpie markers!
1st and 2nd graders made ghosts popping out of pumpkins...these actually went really well with a song they were learning in their music class.
I had an awkward class that was a day ahead of the others ones, so one of my 1st and 2nd grade classes learned about the Mona Lisa, and of Marcel Duchamp and his famous Dada artwork: L.H.O.Q.Q. So, we decided to get silly and meaningless like Ducamp and turn Mona Lisa into a Halloween character. Pretty hysterical!
Now, this was not "Halloween" related, but I wanted to share...pumpkins provide such a great opportunity to teach secondary colors! 1st and 2nd graders learned about the primary colors and had to use only the primary colors to paint their pumpkins in a dark night.