These are another simple project with a very effective result. They are currently gracing the hallways of KPES on our newly installed black bulletin boards. The students started by making 3 black thumbprints on their page. Once they were dry the web and legs were added with black sharpie marker. Finally, google eyes were added
To draw the web the students started by making a big "x" and "+" on their page. The supporting lines were added next and were described as a "u" shape. Students traced their lines with a white crayon. The watercolour wash was added last and left the image of the web on the page. If using watercolour paper, do a water wash first on the page then dot the colour in the pools of water.
The Grade 2's and 3's drew and coloured these haunted houses. They started with the horizon line on an orange piece of paper, then framed their houses on top using squares and triangles. The path and tree trunks were sketched next with a pencil and ruler, then colour was added to to create the look of shadows and light. Rocks on the path and the moon were added next. The students then chose three shades of yellow and orange to create their sky. Wow! These are going to look great on our newly painted black bulletin boards.
We worked very hard the with squares of coloured paper to make these wonderful trees. The first step was placing the cool coloured squares for the background. The next step was gluing warm colours on a smaller piece of paper for the tree. We then cut the tree into a circle. After the tree was glued to the background we added a tree trunk and branches. Great job, grade K & 1!
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Renee Landry is an Elementary School Teacher in Rothesay, NB.
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