Posts Tagged by clay
|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!
|June 30, 2012||Posted by Cristy under Third Grade|
Third graders make slab boxes in the clay unit, and then use them as a base for an animal sculpture. Here’s a few cuties I snapped pix of before they went into the kiln. How about the lid on that bird? I love it
|May 18, 2012||Posted by Cristy under Second grade|
My second graders do an “intro to slab construction” clay project. For the last ten thousand years or so it’s been a spoon holder in the shape of a gingerbread person. I got a little tired of those, so this is the first year of “Fish Dishes” instead! I think they’re pretty great, too.
We rolled slabs, cut a free-form fish (no templates… yes, Mrs. A works without a net.) added texture and details like gill cover, lateral line and rays. Then we turned them over on bowls for a slightly concave shape and added little feet to the bottoms for a little elevation. I’m pretty impressed – I think they’re “keepers”!
|May 18, 2011||Posted by Cristy under All Grades|
Every year I think I’ve got a new and perfect system for keeping track of all those little kindergarten and first grade pinch and coil pots, and every year a few names don’t get applied legibly, class groups get mixed and I end up with these: The lost and lonely. Sad and unclaimed pinch pots yearning for their young creators… languishing in a tub. Or worse – a weeping child who is sure someone else took home his/her pot!
I don’t know if I’ll ever get the kiln thing totally dialed in.
|May 13, 2011||Posted by Cristy under Fifth grade|
Aren’t they great?