|May 1, 2013||Posted by Cristy under Teacher Concerns, Uncategorized|
Saran Wrap on all electronic devices? Check.
Super-duper hand cream for cracking fingertips? Check.
Broom, mop, dustpan, vacuum cleaner? Lots of clean rags? Plastic bags? Every tub and tray and box I can wrangle up? Check.
Bring on the clay!
|April 8, 2013||Posted by Cristy under Third Grade|
Lexie’s really packs a punch. That bold dark cross with the red center is a nice contrast to the subtle blue shape that formed in the center of the design.
|April 6, 2013||Posted by Cristy under Third Grade|
Janae’s evokes a spinning effect. Those dot and line shapes in the large blue fields give just the right bit of texture.
|April 5, 2013||Posted by Cristy under Third Grade|
Isn’t Cora’s fun to look at? I love how that white shape looks so fern-like.
|April 4, 2013||Posted by Cristy under Third Grade, Uncategorized|
I have such good rotational designs I’m devoting this entire week to showcasing them. Here’s Allison’s. I love the use of the white space, and that fabulous little red shape that makes the central design.
|April 3, 2013||Posted by Cristy under Third Grade|
Here’s another amazing eraser stamp print. Love the way Alena nailed that difficult rotation pattern.
|April 1, 2013||Posted by Cristy under Third Grade|
Third graders stretch their brains to the maximum with this exercise in rotational symmetry. A 1″x1″ eraser is carved in a pattern and students experiment with color combinations using waterbased markers as ink. Next a four tile rotation pattern is stamped, and that section of four is then repeated three more times for the 4×4 pattern you see here. I adapted this project from a high school lesson, which makes these beautiful and difficult patterns that much more impressive. Wouldn’t this look great on fabric? Or maybe a tile floor?
|March 25, 2013||Posted by Cristy under Third Grade|
Third graders look closely at Laurel Burch’s cat paintings and use an oil pastel resist process to interpret a cat of their own. Next, color theory is studied, and they choose a color scheme for their painting. William did a great job of using red, orange and yellow to demonstrate his mastery of the color, and wet-in-wet technique to show he could rock the watercolor.
|March 18, 2013||Posted by Cristy under Kindergarten|
I just love these. Can you tell?
|March 15, 2013||Posted by Cristy under First grade|
I had to show a few more of those vegetable flowers. I’ve seen this done with fruit, too, but man – bell peppers and celery are hard to beat for interesting shapes! And – Peggy my custodian LOVED the way my the onions made my room smell!