Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Glorious Day!

Grandparents' Day is a big deal at my school.  The kids dance and sing to a song of the teachers' choice.  This year the theme is Georgia musicians.  The third grade class is doing the song "Glorious Day" by Casting Crowns.  Now, I am a bit confused, Casting Crowns is from Daytona Beach, FL.  They now reside in Georgia, but I guess we just let this one slide. 

The art below is what I thought of when I heard "Glorious Day".  Aren't these pieces just glorious?  I think so!


I had the kids draw along as I gave directions.
They drew.
Then, they painted with tempera paint.
Then, they put highlights on the art with oil pastels.
THEN, I offered up baby oil and Q-tips to the class.  Some of the kids jumped on it!  Other kids, NO!
I love the baby oil and Q-tip pieces.  You can certainly tell!
Nice job, THIRD GRADE!

LπŸ‘€K Y'all! 

You guessed it!


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay...

Grandparents' Day πŸ‘΄πŸ‘΅ is BIG at our school.  The teachers and students work for weeks on the program.  This year, the theme is Georgia music ♮♭♯ artists.  We have lots, folks.  There is James Brown, The B-52s, Little Richard, Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson, The Allman Brothers, R.E.M., Trisha Yearwood, Otis Redding, TLC, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Widespread Panic, The Tams, OutKast, Gladys Knight, and James Brown!  

The fourth grade teachers chose the song "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay 🐟🐠🎣" by Otis Redding.  I talked the kids into doing a little "dock of the bay art".  If the kids had a particular thing that they wanted on their painting, I provided a picture that we found online.  Oh MY WORD, how detailed they were!  They pretty much free styled!  
Have a lπŸ‘€K!

Love this last one!  The painting appears to be a grandma and grandpa fishing.  I LOVE!

Here's Otis from Georgia!


Sunday, February 24, 2019

Printmaking on our field trip to the Gadsden Art Center and Museum

Have you ever visited ? Well, this is a fabulous little museum that is hidden down here in the Panhandle. Please check out the website link above. We plan on writing several blog post about our field trips. We were fortunate enough to be able to take our 3rd, 5th and 8th grade levels to Gadsden to the museum. Our main intention was to visit and see the Norman Rockwell exhibition. Click here for details: 

Norman Rockwell in the 1960s

JANUARY 12–MAY 18, 2019
Link to Norman Rockwell in the 1960s
The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is pleased to host Norman Rockwell in the 1960s, an exhibition of prints and tearsheets organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, focusing on illustrations he created for magazines during that turbulent decade. In 1963, the artist ended his almost 5 decade-long association with The Saturday Evening Post and began to search for new artistic challenges. Rockwell left behind his beloved story-telling scenes popular in The Post and threw himself into the visual documentation of social issues and current events like school integration, the moon landing, and the murder of civil rights workers. Visit the Exhibition Page for more information and upcoming events associated with Norman Rockwell in the 1960s. 

Added bonus was that our students were able to participate in a hands-on studio lesson (Printmaking)
This group was very knowledgeable in sharing this experience with our students. You can see from the photos it was a success.
Who knew rocks would work as great burnishers.
Check out the set up and organization. This was key to our smooth lesson time.
We could choose from 4 different colors.
They drew out design with pencil first.
Some had a few references.
Work station!
Look at what we were all able to print, such a good idea!
Questions about Education Programs? 
Contact Education Director, Anissa Ford at 850-627-5023.
Gadsden Arts invites educators to engage students in curriculum topics through art. Each school tour is led by an experienced docent and explores the galleries, teaching students to examine art critically. Exhibitions change quarterly so we recommend reviewing the current exhibitions before scheduling a tour. 
If you would like to schedule a school tour, please review the following before contacting our Education Director at 850-627-5023. 

And you too can experience Printmaking at the museum. Check it out...

You all know we close with music, well...the more I looked around on YouTube the more movies I remembered that had cool museum scenes in them. Take a looksy-

Now, I am being for real....if you haven't visited this museum - go ahead and put it on your "things to do list" you will be glad you did!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Sweet Like Candy...Valentines Random Acts Of Kindness

On Valentines our COTA class participated in a Random Act Of Kindness. Have you ever done this? If not, you should try it. The reactions you get back are priceless. Cota Class created watercolor 12 x 18 pieces of paper. They added salt and let it dry. Then the next day they cut hearts out of them and wrote notes on the hearts that were then delivered to each car in our parking lot at school. Well, and one motorcycle too. 

We had several stories that were shared with us. Many folks paid it forward to another car in another parking lot around Tallahassee.

One teacher shared that she came upon a wreck. Everyone involved was safe but annoyed. A guy driving a truck was involved. You could tell he had just had the worst day. Our teacher, Cameron, had received 2 hearts on her car. Total fluke. She stopped her car. Got out. Walked over to the truck driver in the wreck and gave him a heart. It was much appreciated. You could just tell by his body language when she walked away.

Owner of the motorcycle had never experienced anything like this and was tickled especially at the words on his heart "Sweet Like Candy"

You see this simple act lead to many positive results. Kids are still talking about it. We encourage you to create art and pay it forward in a RAK kind of way. Are you up for the challenge?

Other links in the blog about COTA Class:

Close up of watercolor and salt chemical reaction
I chose Glen Campbell because my Grandma (Ma Wini) used to listen to him. She has been on my mind a good deal lately. Check out below where we have blogged on her before: