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Showing posts from November, 2015


I am So grateful to have the week off to stop and enjoy Thanksgiving. I  reused some of our wedding props and chalk pens to make these today.  I love chalk pens.  You can wipe them off if you need too.  Hopefully you all will have time to rest, enjoy family, and reset for a busy three weeks  next month. 

Native American Pictograms

This is an old lesson repurposed. I used to do the traditional paper bag and headdress lessons with Kindergarten and 1st grade, but they now do it in their classroom.  I still have all of these handouts.  Most came from the Art Teacher's Book of Lists .  My learning to read and ELL student's love these.  I decided we could still use them but on a  Canoe Sculpture.  Using the Reading Rainbow streaming video of  The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush as my lesson introduction  the student's expressed a story with pictures on their paper canoe. I pre traced a canoe on a 12 x 18 folded sheet of brown paper. The more faded the better. to add a little texture and fun we rubbed on color using the texture sheets and peeled construction paper crayons. What fun! The students then wrote their stories with black crayon and colored them in with the construction paper crayons. I went around gluing the curved ends while they drew.