Wednesday, October 31, 2012

What Color Crayon Are You?

Cumberland Staff made their own Halloween costumes this year. Each teacher picked their color and created a crayon costume. When we came together we were a box of crayola crayons of all colors.

If you would like directions for how to make your own crayon costume feel free to email me:

Happy Halloween to all!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

It's Starting to Look Like Halloween

Cumberland is starting to look very Halloween-y! These adorable pumpkins made by our ELS classes are greeting visitors by the office door. They look fantastic nestled in the colorful autumn leaves made by our 2nd graders in Mrs. Huffman's class.

Below is a link to a fun video we've been watching with some very opinionated jack-o-lanterns. Enjoy!

Jammin' Pumpkins

Thursday, October 18, 2012

We Love Monsters!

It is my goal this year to have every grade level make some kind of monster creation. These awesome monsters were created by the 4th graders. They looked at step-by-step instructions to help them draw their monsters. They enlarged them onto slick paper and added patterns to create texture.

Each one has it's own personallity! The students created "monster profile" sheets to incorporate literacy, and further develop their characters. We had a lot of fun doing this!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Celebrating the Arts in Des Plaines

The Des Plaines Arts Council is hosting a visual arts competition at the Des Plaines Public Library on October 19, 20, and 21st.

You must live in Des Plaines and sign up at the library. The first 20 applications in each category will be displayed. Cash prizes will be awarded to Best in Show and People's Choice.

There are 3 categories:

18 and older

For more details please visit the link below.

Monday, October 1, 2012

2012 Winter Greeting Card Contest

 Looking for a creative challenge? This year's District 62 Winter Greeting Card Contest has just been announced. Try your hand at drawing/ painting an image that reflects the winter season. See Ms. Todorovich for paper for your project, and let your imagination run wild! Designs are due October 29, 2012.

-must be no larger than 5"x7"
-have a winter theme (not religious)
-include a parent / guardian release
-handed in to Ms. T or Mrs. Scheiber by October 29

click below to see the official link: