Saturday, 7 September 2013

Beautiful Easy Art and Student of the Week V.I.P.

This week was my first back and it has been so refreshing!  I have a new, brighter classroom.  I feel like I am finally getting good at this whole teaching thing!!!  Thank goodness!!  I thought I would share a few of my favourite things about this week!

The first thing that I had to buy was a new baking sheet!  I had two and I lost one doing a melting experiment over night - outside - someone must have had the urge to bake cookies!!  I use these ALL the time.  I put out stickers, googly eyes, buttons, etc. for students to choose from.  I use it for students to play with playdough.  It is ESSENTIAL and cheap at the Dollar Store!


This week I used it when we made our sand name pictures!!  This is such a cute and easy art project for the beginning of the year.  Have your students use their brand new glue bottles to write their name and decorate a piece of construction paper.  They may have to do one or two drafts before they get one they are happy with.  Encourage them to write their names big so they don't all mush together.


Then, have students come up to the sand station.  I laid down a tablecloth and I put out the cookie pan for extra sand.  Then, each student poured different colors of sand over their picture.  Encourage them to use colours that will pop out on their chosen colour of construction paper (Notice how my choice of aquamarine doesn't stand out very well above:)  After they have covered their paper in sand they dump the excess into the cookie pan! Voila!!  Beautiful, easy art!!


Since I am teaching a combined class this year with some of my students from last year I had to create a new Student of the Week program.  I came up with V.I.P.  So far I have been the first V.I.P - super fun!!  I chose the alien sunglasses to wear - I had a bunch of crazy sunglasses at the Dollar Store!


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