Friday, December 11, 2015

5th Grade Houses, Gingerbread Men, Art Explorers, and Kindergarten Prints

5th graders have been creating 3-D house sculptures using popsicle sticks and items found in nature.  Here are a few of their creations:

 Art Explorers is an after school program for 4th and 5th grade students.  This year, Art Explorers took place during November.  Here is some of the artwork created by students in Art Explorers:

1st Graders created gingerbread men out of clay.  We read the story, The Gingerbread Man, and we ate some gingerbread cookies.

 Kindergartners have been working on some surprise Christmas decorations.  Here they are hard at work.  If you have a Kindergarten student, it would be great if you can help them practice cutting at home and review how to hold the scissors.  Cutting is always a challenging skill, and the more practice kids get, the better.

Here are some clay textured pieces that students made using their shoe prints:

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

 Our school is full of beautiful holiday decorations right now.  Here are some things are students have been making:

Tree Sculptures by 2nd graders and Gingerbread Houses by 5th graders

Kindergarten Train Collages
Paper chains and lanterns by 3rd graders

3rd grade poinsettias

4th grade Dala Dala collages; dala dalas are the type of transportation used around Zanzibar, an island off the coast of Tanzania, Africa.  4th graders have been learning about Zanzibar.  These collages are ironic because it is very hot and tropical and does not snow in Zanzibar.

 1st grade gingerbread men: