Thursday, December 22, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The people at Polyform have been very generous to our school, and donated a lot of clay to us. I have a lifetime supply of the four colors shown in the picture below. If you would like to try this project at home, please see me and I will give you some clay!
Bic Round Stick Pens (it has to be this kind, as others will melt when baked)
1. Use the pliers to pop the ink out of the center of the round stick pen.
2. Knead Sculpey clay to soften.
3. Push clay all over the pen (except the opening) however you would like using coils and mixing clay together to make interesting designs in the clay.
4. Roll out to smooth the clay. Make keep pressing the clay against the pen, as it comes loose when rolling.
5. When covered, preheat oven to 250 degrees.
6. Bake for 15 minutes at 250. Be careful to not over bake the pens, as they will burn.
7. Let cool, and put the ink back in the center.
8. Wrap them up and give as a gift!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
When his life became happier, he painted using reds during his 'rose period'. The students selected blues for sad portraits, and reds to show happy.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Click here for Crazy Frog-
Keep your eye out for the way the city buildings change perspective throughout the video.
Gummy Bear- just fun!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The school wide celebration included a dance party, bingo, and Thanksgiving crafts. Here are some Cumberland students being creative with recycled craft materials.
Julie Choi, a 5th grader at Cumberland won 3rd place.
Natalie Trytko and Emily Utt, both 6th graders from Chippewa won 3rd place.
Ashton Smith, an 8th grader at Chippewa won first place!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
I will display all entries on the blog to show the world how creative we can be. Please show it to Ms. T by Friday, November 18th so I can post it by Thanksgiving.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
the materials, directions and templates for you to make your own bat collection at home. Happy Halloween.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
To make one of your own:
1. Draw a very simple drawing.
2. Use a ruler to draw straight lines through the design like a checkerboard.
3. Start in a corner edge and color in every other shape with one color of marker. Make sure to alternate the shapes within the checkerboard.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
I just started this project with my 5th graders, and can't wait to see their designs unfold! We are looking at traditional designs from Mendhi, as well as Zentangle. Zentangle is a new idea in art where black and white designs are built upon as the artist gets deeper into the drawing. There is no planning, or mistakes. The idea is to fill up their space with unique doodles.
I can't wait to share their designs in a few weeks!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The Second graders in Mrs. Polson's class reviewed the color wheel by reading "Mouse Paint" by Ellen Stoll Walsh. The story tells the reader about mice that find jars of paint, and fill up a paper. The students used their imaginations to create what they thought the primary color paintings look like.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Here's your chance to show your talents students! Enter the D62 Winter Greeting card contest. Paper and permission slips are available in the art room. Click on the links below for details and permission slips!
Winter Card Competition
Permission slip- English
Permission slip- Spanish
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The third graders started the year using their imaginations by creating paper lines, and making them 3-dimensional. When something is 3-dimensional it sticks out in space, or pops up. While the students were working, they practiced their story-telling skills by telling a neighbor what would happen if a fly landed on their paper.
Monday, September 26, 2011
(This could be your journal drawing for the week)
Friday, September 23, 2011
I always start a new book or journal drawing my hands. Hands are always with you, and you can make them shaped in a variety of ways. You can also color, or shade them in so many interesting ways!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Literacy is also an area where teachers set goals to help their students meet their potentials. It has been, and will continue to be incorporated in all areas of the curriculum. Have a great school year!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
I recently purchased the new Muppets 'Green Album' for students to listen to while making their art work. We love it! The songs are modern remakes of the classics from the Muppet Show, which was one of my favorites when I was young (and still is). The art and imagination of Jim Henson is very inspiring. This seems to be the most popular of the collection because it's just so fun! You can't help but smile :)