Sunday, December 18, 2011
Using iMovie and a digital camera. Watch Stephanie's Bad Day movie to see how it's done. Watch The Skier and the Yeti movie to see how it's done. Watch Goldilocks, Shrek and Donkey movie to see how it is done.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I love how Miss from a faithful attempt blog demonstrates the use of pastels to create night snow scenes. Wonderful. Inspired by the book "Snowmen at Night". You can read this book and see the beautiful illustrations by clicking on the linked title.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
I keep hearing about The Elf on the Shelf. Although the title implies a Christmas tradition, I have never heard of it. The elf idea was one of those, why didn't write that book, moments. A teacher states she says things to the elf, and then pretends that he is whispering in her ear, "What? You told Santa to do time out yesterday?" What did he say?" I learned quick in kindergarten most of my Kindergartners could be taught this way. I have a bunch of puppets that also talk to me. The elf may as well join the rest of the group in the prop basket. Some people say he looks kind of creepy.
Kindergarten and First Grade students are learning how to mix primary colors to create secondary colors with different art materials. For this project, we used tempera paint in the primary colors and white. Inspired by Wassily Kandinsky’s painting “Squares with Concentric Rings” we talked about how artists like to experiment with different color arrangements and combinations.
- 12×18″ paper
- foam trays for paint mixing
- tempera paint in primaries (red, yellow, blue) and white
- brushes and rinsing cups
- We folded the paper in half 3 times to create eight square boxes that I asked the students to trace
- Inside each square, I asked the students to draw concentric circles big enough to fill the space
- We began painting by using the primary colors in their pure form, then mixed them with one another to create secondary colors, and then added white to create tints (light colors)
- Using the colors they mixed, the students fill in each ring of the circles and the squares around them with different colors.
I started out in worlds greatest profession by luck. I was hired to teach a group of preschoolers in a college program. It was a small town in Washington State, Eatonville. Eatonville Cooperative Nursery Schoool still stands today.