Thursday, May 23, 2013

We are outta' here!

School is OUT here in Oconee County! I sent home all of my student work in the last few weeks and it is always such a relief when I am finished with that massive task. I find that rolling, taping, and labeling their art is the best way to get it home. I have about a 30 second portfolio review with them all before I roll it up. It's a good chat to have with them before they ride off into the sunset. All of the students have at least one picture in our art show and it is mounted on colored construction paper. That work is always placed on the bottom of the roll and provides protection for the art inside. I tell the students to treat their tube of art like a newborn baby :) They think that is fun. I included my "25 Days of Drawing" challenge again this Summer. Any kid that shows me their sketch book in August will get a prize from me. I am sharing the PDF with you all as a parting gift :) I adapted mine from some I've seen online so I can't take full credit for the idea! See you in August!

Some 2nd graders with their "babies"

One last project to share.....

My fifth graders took a look at the art of face jugs in the South and we interpreted them in our own fun way. They made their pots using a simple pinch pot technique and we followed up with some simple glazing. I purchased wheat grass seeds from our local health food store's bulk section. I googled the best info on growing wheat grass and let our Environment Club do the planting. This is about 4 days worth of growth. They were triple this height and MUCH greener by the time they took them home. The kids and parents LOVED these.

A root actually grew out of a little hole in this one's nose!