What do you do with a 1st grade class that is way ahead of every other 1st grade class? You make torn paper hearts!
This is my example ( on my truly disgusting, dirty white board, yuck!!! )( I hate white boards... give me a chalk board any day! ) This actually started as a sub project for a couple of kindergarten classes one afternoon when I had to leave early.
I tore up a bunch of painted paper scraps from our "share" box in the art room. ( if we cut something from painted paper we never throw out the scraps! If the student does not want to keep their scraps for a project at home they put it into the "share " box and we ALWAYS find a use for them! )
I pre-cut some really big hearts. I gave simple directions to glue the painted paper scraps all over they paper to cover it. Pieces could be kept the way they were or torn into what ever shape/size they wanted.
This was the perfect activity for a crazy Wednesday before a huge snowstorm ( that evening and into the next couple of days on and off ).
I also put crayons on the tables and gave the kids the option of coloring in some of the white spaces between the painted paper shapes.
Some of the kids were very meticulous where they placed their paper pieces...
Some finished pieces... they came out really cute! the kids were excited to take them home for Valentine's Day!
Well, this is what it looks like now...
It is the entire length of my windows and then some... there is so much snow on the roof that's now melting that we have MANY a leaky ceiling in our classrooms!
One of my 3d graders was looking at the ceiling on Thursday afternoon... I asked him what he was looking at and he said that something had just dripped on his head! Ok, everybody at that table was quickly moved and my recycling can was placed under the leak. Some classes have three/four leaks they're catching!
It has been in the 50's the past two days and today it rained ( a lot ) which although there is some minor flooding, it's awesome because it is melting the snow! ( yeah! )
On a different note...
I am taking my first on-line class in March at The Art of Ed.
I'm excited to start! Is any one else out there taking it? or have taken it? Have you taken any other classes from The art of Ed? Which ones? Did you like them?
Hope every one has a great weekend! Talk to you soon!