Monday, December 9, 2013

How To Draw A Monster

It's been a long time since I've posted.  I am so overwhelmed with work it's insane.  I am still debating on whether or not to stop blogging all together.  It's so dang hard to find time to do anything these days.  We'll see.  So here are some quick monster drawing from our daily doodles.  BTW, we hardly have time to do those anymore :(

$10 for a soda?  Come on!

Don't be scared of your reflection, monster.

I love to go to the Monster Sarkas to see the rare Lang Flower.

Don't eat the fish, eat this British Ice Cream!

Dang it!  When did sharks start flying?

Doomed, but wait!  Is that an invisible portal?

The monster apparently has never seen a park bench before.

Live Endangered Monster Coverage.

Monster discrimination.

Monster art.

Everybody loves sacks of bacon!

Diving Monsters

Pants Monster, or undies.  Can't tell.

Eddie Van Halen Monster

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Blog Moving

It has been a very busy few months and I haven't had time or energy to blog.  I was thinking of moving my blog to another venue, as google is asking for a monthly fee now.  I'm not sure what to do.  Any of you bloggers have any experience in this matter?  What blog hosts don't have a limit on adding photos?  I don't mind paying $5 or $10 a year, but a monthly fee is too hard to deal with, and that money could be used in the classroom.  Any suggestions? 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ladybugs (Kindergarten)

Look at these adorable little Lady Bugs my kindergartners created!!!

We learned a lot about these sweet little bugs (the only bug I'm not terrified of).  We learned that the come in different colors, listed the parts of the lady bugs, and what they eat.  We also learned about shape (organic/geometric), symmetry, and practiced our coloring and cutting skills.

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First we traced a circle on our paper, aiming for the middle.

Then we drew a line down the middle with a V shape at the end.

Then we traced the bottom of a glue stick (crayola) to make the dot pattern.  We also practiced counting.

Then we drew the head with eyes.

We colored her, to make her pretty :)

We cut her out.

Then we traced a leaf template on green paper and cut it out.
Then we glued our ladybug onto the leaf and add her legs and antenna.

This took about 4 -45 minute classes to complete.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Winter Landscapes (2nd Grade)

Here are some amazing 2nd grade Winter Landscape Collages.  First students used a wax resist to make their backgrounds.  They drew two hills with two different crayons, then created a wash of colors using water colors.
While their backgrounds were drying, students used different sized triangle templates to trace their trees.  They glued tissue paper squares of different colors to their trees, then cut them out.  They glued their trees to their watercolor backgrounds keeping in mind that the smallest trees go in the background and the largest tree goes in the foreground.  They added a trunk and branches to their trees using construction paper crayons.
The last step was to add the snowflakes by gluing hole punched papers to their landscapes.  It took students three 45 minute classes to complete this lesson.  I think they did a great job!  Way to go 2nd grade!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Safe City Poster Winners (4th & 5th Grade)

Here are my wonderful Safe City Winners for 2012-2013!  Congrats to you guys, excellent work!  You guys make me proud :)

3rd Place Winner - Salvador

2nd Place Winner - Keyla

1st Place Winner - Jocelyn

Honorable Mention - Karen

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Snow Peeps Collage (2nd Grade)

Now that it's 70 degrees outside I guess it's time to post last month's snowmen and women collage.  Yeah, we got a warm spell coming up this week, boo!  I want more cold weather :( 

The 2nd grade students first traced two circle templates on white paper to create the snowman body and head.  Then they glued the circles to blue construction paper.  They created the nose by cutting a large triangle shape out of orange construction paper. They made their scarves out of two different sized rectangular construction papers and created patterns by cutting strips of 2 different colored papers.  The final step was painting the snowflakes and drawing the arms and mouth with black oil pastels.  They turned out marvelous!  Good job guys :)