Kindergarten: Color Wheels

I am so excited to welcome our new Kindergarten class! We used our first week to decorate folders and get to know each other and get used to the classroom set-up. Last week, we got started on a project. Everyone was super excited to learn that we would be painting straight away! We’re working on creatively shaped color wheels. They should be up in the hallway by the end of next week for everyone to see.

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1st Grade: Pastel Flowers

The first grade class’s first project is a pastel flower. The flower is made out of folded paper, so we started with a review warm colors and cool colors and a quick course in paper folding. So far, everyone is having a lot of fun coloring with the pastels! Next week, we’ll be gluing the petals together into big flowers, so look out for them in the hallway!

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5th Grade: Drawing by Observation

I’m very excited to have my fourth graders back for a brand new year in the fifth grade! They started the year off right with a quick review of the basics (colors, lines, vocabulary) and then got started on our first project. Since we will be drawing animals, we did a few practice drawings with reference pictures to get warmed up, and then everyone got to pick out their animal of choice for the project. Next week, we will be starting the real drawings and talking about how to do a value color wheel in the shape of stripes or spots.

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Pre-Preppers: Leaving Tracks

The Pre-Preppers got to welcome their new classmates this week as the Toddlers moved up to join our art class! Such an exciting even warranted an exciting project, so I broke out the toy trucks and the paint for a wonderfully messy painting experience.

We put our wind-up trucks into trays and let them spin tires in the paint, leaving tire tracks all over the paper. It was loads of fun!

We followed up that project with Picasso faces, where our little artists got to glue together faces and color them with markers. The resulting abstractions are up in the hallway for viewing, so feel free to drop by and take a look!

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