So I've been a bad blogger these last couple weeks. Oops! I'm sorry. I've been pretty busy and one of those weeks was spring break. The projects for my classes are coming along.
I have some more examples of buildings, and some of my 2nd graders are finishing up their projects. They were learning about habitats and vivariums and were to create a habitat jar for a specific habitat they were assigned to. So their animal had to have food, water, shelter, etc. Each table was assigned a habitat and the kids could brainstorm with their table mates on ideas of what to include in their jars. The habitats were: polar, the wild, at home, the farm, the ocean, and the rainforest. Kids are loving this project and I'm loving the results even more. Here are a few examples of one class that had finished on Friday.
(Blue print photos first).
FOR REAL HOW CUTE ARE THESE JARS?!?!
I also am starting to finish up with my special Ed classes our Pop-Art pizza sculptures. Adorable as well!
My third graders are also doing a science inspired art lesson (can you tell I love science?). They are leaning about scientific illustrations and zooming in on the details of things found in nature. I had borrowed some magnifine glasses from one of the teachers and the students are using them to look closely at fake flowers, butterflies, and frogs. They are to show me the different patterns and colors found in their objects and do a full page oil pastel drawing.
Some in-progress shots of those works.
My first graders are now starting up on self portraits since we finished the architecture lesson. I have a few examples of the started ones. I took them step by step on drawing the guidelines and the facial features for the first day of the lesson.
The kindetgarten, fourth, and fifth grade classes I'm teaching them lessons my cooperating teacher wanted me to do. They are doing rainbows, flower painted boxes, and flowers painted on mini canvases, respectively. I do not have any photos of them...yet. Sometimes it's difficult to remember to take photos when your running around the room all class.
I also put up a bulletin board in the school with some printmaking projects from the 5th graders. They were finishing up this project when I started working at the school.
Really loved the way some of these came out. I don't know the details of the lesson but I do know they were to make a landscape and then print it on a white background and a colored oil pastel background.
As far as what's new with me...I started working at the museum shop at Grounds for Sculpture. So I work and volunteer there now. I also got a job at the local community college summer camp for kids aged 7-15 this summer. I will be teaching three classes. (Don't remember if I mentioned this on a previous post or not).
And I have to make a decision on whether or not I'm going to grad school by April 20. I got accepted into Parsons and they were the only school that officially accepted me. Got waitlisted at SVA and MICA. Having a hard time making a decision for many of reasons, but hopefully it works out in the end.
Just three more weeks of student teaching and I'm done! Stay tuned for more posts. Hopefully I will be more prompt with them ;)
Until next time friends!