Showing posts from October, 2012

Giveaway Winner & A Display to Share

I whipped up this refrigerator for my classroom door today to hang all of the drawings and coloring pages kids give me. My white board was getting full! I think I will change the display weekly. I lucked out that the door handle just happened to be where it should be. And now, the giveaway winner... a Rafflecopter giveaway Congratulations, Christine!! I will be contacting you via email to get your address. I have lots of projects that the students are finishing. I can't wait to share!

A Freebie and A Giveaway

 Like my Little Aleigha Witchy-Poo? We'll get back to her in a moment. First, I would like to give you a coloring page that you can print and use as you'd like. I drew this YEARS ago when my kiddos wanted a quick picture to color. I drew it with permanent marker, so there are mistakes here and there, but it has been loved by hundreds of students over the years, so I thought I'd share. Click on the photo and download this coloring page. Now, on to the giveaway.   I am long overdue in offering a little something to all my followers. I really do appreciate ALL of you and look forward to reading all of your comments. Also, I just LOVE entering giveaways, don't you? I painted this little gal for a very close friend last year. I have taken a print of the original painting and have mounted it to a 5" X 7" painted wood block. She can stand freely and will add a touch of whimsy to any shelf or mantel. To win her, simply do one or more

Paul Klee Letter Painting

These colorful paintings were created by my wonderful fourth graders, but the lesson could easily be adapted to other grades. The project is based on the painting "Once Emerged From the Grey of Night" by artist Paul Klee, in which he used the letters from a poem to created shapes and negative space that he then filled with color. Once Emerged From the Grey of Night by Paul Klee Materials: white paper (we used 10" X 16" so it could be mounted to 12" X 18" paper), pencil, eraser, ruler, black ink OR black permanent marker, liquid watercolor (or media of your choice) Encounter: 1. First, we measured every two inches and made a mark on each side of the paper. (Great math tie-in!) 2. We then connected the marks to make lines that are two inches apart. 3. Next, we did the same in the other direction. This gave us our 2" boxes. 4. In each box, the students wrote their names and several things they enjoy doing