wow..accidentally came across this video while doing some research for upcoming earth day projects..totally inspiring..I am thinking this..how about the kids create the each in an object kinda like Greg Mort did with the apple....hmmm could be interesting!
Sunday, February 19, 2012
In the lesson above worked in five groups all doing the same lesson. They were asked to outline one of their bodies then they had to draw certain organs. We used various types of pasta to make the bones. We talked about joints and how you would need a smaller type of pasta where the joint was. I this lesson really helped our "visual learners"!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I got the giraffe and zebra idea here http://josettebrouwer.edublogs.org/2011/01/15/second-grade-giraffes/ and here http://marymaking.blogspot.com/2010/03/zebra-and-giraffe-safari-portraits.html then added to it for my other grades. Here is how I broke it down.. Ist grade made lions, 3rd grade made Giraffes, 4th grade made zebras and 5th grade made elephants. We did a practice drawing first then right into painting for 3rd and 4th. My 5th grade folded a 12 x 18 pc of paper into 6 squares and practiced drawing an elephant. The 1st graders were given a circle to trace and then fill in w/ brown paint. We added the torn paper for the mane and the following week added the other details. Below you will see some of the hand outs I used. I also showed videos and photographs of the animals to show the students. I was really please with elephants. I asked them to pretend they had a camera and they were going to show how tight they zoomed in on the elephant. Would it be a frontal or profile view? Would we see the entire body and head or only a close up of the face? The results were amazing!
Monday, February 13, 2012
My amazing school raised $1400.00 for The Portable Playhouse Organization!! Our beading for love event was a huge sucess! Families had a great time and made some beautiful bracelets and key chains, and at the same time we and raised lots of $$$ for a great cause! Check out the video ( i am lori in the red : ) )....