Browsing through Pinterest one day, I found this post:

http://www.smallhandsbigart.com/silberzweig-self-portraits/

And I got so excited!  I had never heard of Sandra Silberzweig before.  If you haven’t you are in for a treat. Continue reading

This is probably the hardest lesson I’ve taught for Kindergarten: the snowman.  You think it’s going to be easy, but it turns out this was quite challenging.  Who knew?

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For the past four years, I’ve been teaching kinders how to create the Rainbow Fish.  Saw it on the Internet, I’m sure, and thought, “Gee, this looks fun.”  I’ve read all the Rainbow Fish books, including, Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale, Rainbow Fish to the Rescue, etc.  All the Rainbow Fish books, EXCEPT for the first one.  And let me tell you, the story sucks.  Continue reading

Last year I collaborated with the second grade team when they worked on their insect unit in science.  They studied beetles so we made beetles using glue, metallic paint, and chalk.  This year, I wanted to do something similar.  Maille, my hall neighbor, and good friend, suggested I do something with bees and hexagons.  Boom! An idea was sparked.   Continue reading

This lesson was only supposed to take one day.  But it was so fun, it took three.  Continue reading

An oldie but a goodie:  Paul Klee’s Cat and Bird.  I’ve seen this on Pinterest and Google a lot as a “must do” art project for students.  Last year I did Paul Klee, but we concentrated on his use of shapes and bold colors to make cityscapes and castles.  This year, we made kitties with birds on their brains.  Continue reading