This week will be a bit different in the art room. Last week four classes got their choice day. This week 9 more classes will have choice time. Life skills with do projects, kinder will do projects and one second, one third, one fourth and one 5th will do projects. I feel like skipping projects for a week puts me off schedule and I get all antsy, but I have to give the choice time as soon as the kids earn it or earning it as a incentive looses its power.
Lessons this week will be:
Life skills 1: Mouse Shapes (shape collage)
Life skills 2: Paper sack pumpkins to go in our sunflower field
Kinder: Mouse Shapes (shape collage) or torn paper apple or pumpkin (tearing is an important fine motor skill for kids to learn)
2nd and 3rd: Where the Wild Things Are (read the book, create your own wild thing) Next lesson will be a collage wild thing and then the boat from the book
4th and 5th: Aboriginal dot painting and practicing our persistence drawing
That is not much in the way of lesson plan ideas so...recently I have been intrigued by owls so I offer as far as I can tell the most comprehensive collection of owl projects and inspiration on the Internet. Enjoy
A little owl how to draw
don't remember the blog...sorry
clay owl made from two pinch pots. I wish my students had the clay skills to do this, but they don't yet.
deep space sparkle
deep space sparkle
can't find the blog...sorry
painted paper (I believe)
That Artist Women
scratch board project
from Art Projects For Kids I like the white ink/marker thing and the literacy tie-in
Guess whoooo? owl, maybe write some owl facts on the wings and tummy
good ol paper bag puppet from Elmer's glue website once again using egg carton parts.
The Crafty Crow (see the little owl made out of a toilet paper tube?)
Little triangle stuffed, fold over owl
this one has a tutorial
and more with another tutorial
even better tutorial
How I want to display a sample of each grade levels owl project in the hallway. I want the rest of the school to see that we are doing a owl unit. UNIT not willy nilly projects.
Not kids art work, but I really liked the collage and painted papers using what looks like newspaper or book pages
an embroidery pattern I am working on right now