Second Grade Nest: June 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

Art Class Day 4

Today's art activities included making fish and There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell. 

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Materials we used: 
Paper Plate
Glue and Scissors
Googly Eye
Washable Paint

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Cut one triangular piece out from the plate and glue it to the back. 

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Children's Literature and Art Activities- hands on activities for kids and childrens books

Children's Literature and Art Activities- hands on activities for kids and childrens books

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Children's Literature and Art Activities- hands on activities for kids and childrens books

Materials: 
Paper Cut out from Fun Friday unit 
Construction paper
Computer paper
Scissors and glue 

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We used a graphic organizer from my Fun Friday pack to list out the things that she ate. 

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Then the kids had to draw all of the things she ate in her belly. 

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These art projects plus more writing pieces are found in my Fun Friday units. 
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Rainbow Fish is from Unit 1.
Old Lady is from Unit 2. 




Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Art Class Day 3

Halfway done today! 

Our two books we focused on: 
-Rainbow Fish
-Bad Case of the Stripes


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The kids loved their self-portraits. 
They were astonished that they'd cover their own works of art in stripes. 

We started with white construction paper.
Then the kids drew their faces with a pencil, followed up with Sharpies to trace them.
Finally, paint with tempera paint. (I had the kids go back and add vertical stripes with pencil after the Sharpie so the stripes wouldn't show up.) 

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Children's Literature and Art Activities- hands on activities for kids and childrens books

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For our Rainbow Fish, we used paper plates, glue, and tempera paint. 
We cut a triangle out for the mouth and glued it to the end for the tail. 
Students got to finger paint on this one, which was a mess,but such fun for the students.
Last, but not least, was the googly eye! 

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Children's Literature and Art Activities- hands on activities for kids and childrens books

Children's Literature and Art Activities- hands on activities for kids and childrens books

Children's Literature and Art Activities- hands on activities for kids and childrens books




These two art pieces plus writing pieces can be found in my Fun Friday 2 unit! 
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Art Class Day 2


Today was a fun one! 
We spent the day on Pigeon stories and Where the Wild Things Are! 

Check out our art work!

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How we made our wild things:
-Took one piece of white long construction paper
-Drew our wild thing with pencil, traced the wild things with Sharpie markers to keep the outline 
-Use water colors to paint our wild things 

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Children's Literature and Art Activities- hands on activities for kids and childrens books

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Children's Literature and Art Activities- hands on activities for kids and childrens books

How we made our Pigeons:
-We used the template from my Fun Friday unit.
-We painted Pigeon's body parts light blue with kid's tempera paint.
-Then we cut out the pieces, glued them together.

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Children's Literature and Art Activities- hands on activities for kids and childrens books

Children's Literature and Art Activities- hands on activities for kids and childrens books

Children's Literature and Art Activities- hands on activities for kids and childrens books


Both of these pieces of art and the writing pieces are in my Literature Fun Friday Unit! 
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Monday, June 16, 2014

Art Class Day 1

I just started my summer teaching today.
Two classes:  CreARTivity Through Literature and Seusstastical World of Dr. Seuss.


First, let me start by saying this is how my living room is going to look all week....
I cannot wait to clean this up! I have to trade our materials throughout the week for what I need that day. It's easier than carrying in six loads of stuff across NKU's campus. 


And this is my classroom for the week.
It's actually the biggest room I've ever gotten on my NKU teaching jobs. But it's carpet and it makes me nervous! 

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Students fold papers into four pieces. Unfold and trace the lines in the middle.
Walk through the students step by step through drawing David, which is pretty easy.
[Circle head, half circle ears, triangle nose with two nostrils, dot eyes and arches for eyebrows, half circle for the mouth and crazy teeth throughout the mouth.]
Then give the students OIL PASTELS and tell students to color him crazy colors and don't let them reuse colors.  

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Children's Literature and Art Activities- hands on activities for kids and childrens books

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Children's Literature and Art Activities- hands on activities for kids and childrens books

After reading the story, give students a large sized construction paper and a pencil.
Guide them through drawing the street, a car, and a house or city. 
Then let them draw their own food precipitation falling from the sky.
Then give them watercolors to play with! 

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Children's Literature and Art Activities- hands on activities for kids and childrens books

Children's Literature and Art Activities- hands on activities for kids and childrens books

Children's Literature and Art Activities- hands on activities for kids and childrens books

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Children's Literature and Art Activities- hands on activities for kids and childrens books 

Both of these activities are part of my Literature Craftivities packs!  
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