Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Friday, January 31, 2020

The Hidden Vanishing Point Heart Project

LOvE color?  I do.  These hearts๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š really POP!  The project was done by 6th grade.  We used a variety of mediums on this project.  Also, I the vanishing point is hiding behind the heart๐Ÿ’“.  Always good to sneak a little perspective in when you can!


The kids put a point on a piece of paper.
The kids drew lines outward from the vanishing point using a long ruler.

The kids drew hearts๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š.
Once they got a heart๐Ÿ’“ they were happy with, they traced it on another piece of paper and cut it out.

The kids painted.  We talked about blending paint.
The kids outlined with oil pastels.


I talked about us hiding the vanishing point.  Here's the Beatles singing about hiding your love.  Have a listen.


Thursday, January 30, 2020

Mixing Up the Media with Hearts!

First Grade Mixed Media HEARTS!  The project turned out pretty cool, but I think it was too big for first graders.  I gave them hearts to trace and they should have been smaller.  A 2" x 2" heart is big enough, for sure.


The kids traced a big heart๐Ÿ’™ (prolly 4"x 4").  If you use large hearts๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š, I would suggest them drawing and coloring only 3.  Unlimited hearts๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ was a lovely, hot mess.  As I said, it is best to use small hearts๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ.

Once they traced the hearts๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›, they colored with oil pastel.

Then, they painted the background with tempera.

The last thing they did was drizzle paint on their hearts๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—.


These are hearts of all colors.  This song is about a heart of gold.  Have a listen.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Kim and Katie's Art And Math Adventure...(Maclay Middle School)

 How did this happen? Well, we have combined classes of 7th and 8th graders. Our 7th grade is currently on their field trip to Washington DC. So, my teacher friend Katie asked me to collaborate. This lesson just took on a life of its own as you can tell by the photos in this post. 

Side note unrelated to the Math / Art blog post, but..Katie has really cute kids that just do cute kid things. And of course, we have to meme them up. Check out Mae below:

Nope, I don't know how this behavior of ours got started...but it is hilarious. I think it must have been the year that we had lunch duty together  5 or 6 years ago. Maybe when her girls are graduating, I should make a book of memes of their school days...just saying...Well, that is another blog post all together.

I have blogged on Katie's oldest daughter's class' art. If you scroll down in the link below you will find a selfie of me and Fiona =) or as I refer to her as "Finona"

Below is Mary Frances, my daughter. She is a cool kid. The older she gets the cooler she is as an adult. Turning 50 was not hard on me this year but when she turned 21 on January 10th, 2020 not gonna kind of stung. Katie and I often compare parenting notes and just giggle at the stage each of us are in currently in our life. Me as an empty-nester and Katie who is in the throws of the good times in Elementary School and all that it encompasses! 

Ok, what makes this post funny to me is this link...
You see, I am right brained and dear old hubby is left brained but said child above is a groovy mix between the 2!

Ok, back to Math and Art.

 You know when you have a collaborative project this must share it on social media for all to see the artsy side of math!

 How did we make the posters? We used Vista Print. Follow link below for more details of how you can create one too!

 Where did we find this lesson? We went to Teachers Pay Teachers and found this link:
Product Description
A Task card created to help students create 3D illusion cubes.

I've include a page of hexagons to cut out and use/give as initial patterns. Feel free to use those or create some of your own size.

Check out Scott Russell on TPT - got some cool ideas!

Once the students created the projects, we have them place in a stack and we took photos of them on black illustration boards. I uploaded to Vista Print to make the posters.

Students were allowed to use colored pencils, crayons and markers. 

We will display the posters on campus but we will also use them at our Celebration of the Arts, 2020.
Going to incorporate Math / Space / 3D art in this years event.

 Click below to learn about that school wide event:

Here are examples of "SPACE" Installations at our COTA past events:

Each one is an individual just like our students.

It is all in the details. 

They just ooze character and craftsmanship!

We were diggin' the cool color scheme.

This one has a nice Valentine Vibe to it.

Another component to this lesson is discussing monochromatic colors.
Or as one kid called it..."flavors" of green.

Do you have to be good at math to create these? Nope. You just gotta try.

Do you have to be good at art to create these? Nope. You just gotta try.

Which one is your favorite?

Can you spot the one with the bigger cube? There are 2. These 2 students measured a little differently but we didn't make them start over because this was a teachable moment. And, it added a nice piece to the overall composition.

Be sure to use card stock. Yep, I have a stash in the front office in a secret place that only a few know about (Audrey...bahahahah)

Hard at work!

Crazy how in middle school kids will tend to sit boys on one side and girls on the other. 

Maybe next year we will take it up a notch and create something like these!

One of my classes is working on a lesson like this, so stay tuned in the future for the post. They are turning out way super cool!

Why this YouTube clip? Well, for the teachers we felt like 80s all week!

Thanks for stopping by...drop us a comment below if you have any questions.