I have had a great amount of fun teaching these last two days so far. Sometimes, its rather fun to just do Arts and Crafts all day without following strict standards!
Students using Watercolor, crayons, markers, colored pencil, and chalk to make Wild Things!
I worked on teaching painting styles that we saw in Eric Carle books. We did our ocean backgrounds with many different paint tools, then used different media to glue scenery into the paintings.
After reading The Princess and the Pea, discussing fairy tales and making a web map of things found in fairy tales, students used sponges, chalk, and acrylic paint to create castles.
Of course I had to do an owl day! We read Owl Babies and Owl Moon and made a few owl crafts. I was really excited about the cotton ball white acrylic painting.
Then came the CENTERS! We started by reading Rainbow Fish to the Rescue by Marcus Pfiester.
We started by reading Rainbow Fish to the Rescue by Marcus Pfiester.
I grouped the students into four different groups.
1- Tissue paper fish
2- Underwater fish scene (using painting techniques we learned on Eric Carle day)
3- Make a paper plate fish, then fingerpaint.
4- Make a fish out of a CD and jewels.
They ended up really cute!