Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Christmas Ornaments in July!

During the month of December, the kids are wild!  I decided to let the fifth graders freestyle on this ornament project.  I think they are pretty cute Christmas ornaments.
I cut triangles of cardboard on the paper cutter.  Easy Peasy!
The kids picked out yard and wrapped the yarn around the cardboard.
Then, they used hot glue (low setting) to glue on pom poms and a string for hanging.
Cute and fun for those hectic Christmas elves!
Here is a little Jason Mraz acoustic for ya!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Cityscapes and Working 9 to 5

Here is the 4th Grade Grandparents' Day art project.  What is a Grandparents' Day? (Previous Grandparents'Day Posts)  Grandparents' Day is the first Friday in March at our school.  We have big to-do at Westfield.  Each class prepares a song and dance for their grandparents, parents, and friends.  To help out the classroom teacher, I always try to get the kids to do artwork to go along with their song.  Remember the movie 9-5 🎬 with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton?  Well, the fourth grade class did their dance to that song.  Did you know it was a Grammy winner?  Well, it was Best Country Song in 1982 🎶.
Now, on the the art.  I had the kids make a cityscape and decorate.  
Prep work:
I had to get pictures of the kids.
I had to cut out the pictures of the kids.
I cut strips of paper for the buildings.
The kids?
Well, they glued strips of pre-cut paper on the blue paper.
They painted designs.
They glued their pictures on the art.

Have a look! 👀

Summer is almost over, teachers!  We will soon be back working 7-4, not 9-5.  Here you go!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Elements of Art - Cube Review

Thought this was a great way to review the Elements of Art with my students at the end of the year! 
Here is a great blog that post on this lesson:

I am getting motivated for the fall but not gonna lie I do have some of the summer time blues - 1969

Friday, July 14, 2017

Let's Twist!

Grandparents' Day is huge at my school.  I have lots of posts on this production.  Click HERE for other post about Grandparents' Day at Westfield School in Perry, Georgia.

Second Grade's song this year was "Let's Twist" by Chubby Checker.  To go along with such a fun song, I had the kids do this art activity.  The teachers loved hanging this art in their classrooms for the big day!

Prep work: I found jukebox clip art and ran it off on thicker paper. (not copy machine paper)
I took the kids picture doing the twist.

When the kids came in to do the project, I explained that they had to paint a room for their jukebox.  The kids penciled in their ideas.
The kids painted.

After the painting was dry, I glued the picture of them twisting.


You know what song, right?


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Can't Spell Earth Without ART!

Why should we make Earth Day Art? Well, for awareness! What is Earth Day? Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.
Other ideas for Earth Day Art:
These are just a few pieces of art that were made to help celebrate this day in our art room.

Published on Dec 23, 2015
Official music video for Jamaica based international dancehall artiste and producer Sean Paul’s 2015 single "Love Song to the Earth", featuring Paul McCartney, Natasha Bedingfield, Colbie Caillat, Leona Lewis, and more.

Get this track:
Sean Paul Tour Dates:

Written by: Sean Paul, Toby Gad, Natasha Bedingfield & John Shanks Produced by: Toby Gad & John Shanks

“Love Song to the Earth” features performances by Sean Paul, Sir Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Colbie Caillat, Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis, Johnny Rzeznik, Krewella, Angelique Kidjo (a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador), Kelsea Ballerini, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Grimmie, Victoria Justice & Q’Orianka Kilcher.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Collaborating and Creating Haiku!

When a fifth grade teacher (Donna Kelham) approached me about this project, I thought it was a super idea!  The students were writing Haiku poetry.  Donna talked with me about the students making artwork to go along with their poems.  I thought the project sounded like fun!

When the kids came to class, they had a basic idea of what they wanted to produce.  They drew their pictures lightly with pencil on watercolor paper the first week.  In the following week, they filled in with watercolor paint. 

Donna mounted the artwork and poetry on construction paper.

Here is a pretty song that is also pretty poetry by my son, Rob Ray.  Enjoy.