Wednesday, June 4, 2014

2nd Grade:Self-Portraits

All 2nd grade students have been hard at work creating clay self-portraits. They will all be on display during the 2nd Grade Recognition Assembly on June 19, 2014. I look forward to seeing you during the Hallway Showcase which begins at 11:00 am.

Here's a preview: 

   
Can you recognize your child?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

1st Grade: Flowers

Flower paintings inspired by the artist Georgia O'Keeffe.



The flowers are very large as the students pretended to zoom in with a camera to get an up close look at each petal. Many of the flowers are touching the edges of the paper and extending beyond the boundaries. 


First, the students drew a large, up close flower. They tried to touch the edges of the paper and were encouraged to "draw big". Next, they painted each flower using watercolor paints and focused on making realistic color choices. Finally, each flower was cut out and glued to a blue sky.




1st Grade O'Keeffe facts:

1. Georgia grew up on a farm. 

2. She loved to paint large, up close flowers as well as sea shells, mountains, and even animal bones. 

3. Georgia loved nature. 

4. Georgia O'Keeffe lived to be 98 years old.