Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016
This has been my new favorite Kinder project this year... one I pulled out of a hat 10 minutes before they were coming. You know... one of those days you're sure they were not finished with the last project, but.. the were!
I fast... pre-drew a curve at the bottom of the papers for the sun and made it work! First day, we talked a lot about primary colors and the color wheel. I showed them the three Lichtenstein paintings below and we outlined the sun in blue and painted the rays. That was it. Next week, we painted in three sections yellow, (including the sun), then printed circles with red using a circle sponge on a stick. Next week , we printed the stripes with cardboard and added some printed circles. DONE! They ALL turned out cute! My other two classes did stars and lightning. I pre-drew both the star and lightning and taught it basically the same way. The only difference, the star and lightening needed a cardboard printed outline. Overall, great results!!!
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
This lesson is vintage...my mother, Judy Bowerman, taught this lesson and made the printing blocks over 25 years ago! She took a bunch of random rectangle wooden blocks and glued textured wall paper to them with wood glue. They have lasted this long!!! And now, the texture from the wall paper is no longer visible. The blocks print the texture of layer tempera! But, they still create a stunning project. This is one of those that EVERY student has a high level of success. The best part of this project... easy clean up! Just let the blocks dry! No washing!
Students move tablet to table to change colors. I have a set of blocks for each table.
Week two, I cut up different sizes of cardboard and chip board, whatever is available to print the windows, doors, details. And even a building that never existed before! Students LOVE this lesson and they all turn out great! I hope you try it!