This past weekend I busted out the paper and set to work making some of my favorite bookmarks.
Here's the website that showed me how to make the shape of the bookmark! Let the creativity begin!
I'm a big fan of the show Doctor Who so I made a bookmark dedicated to the 11th doctor.
Fezzes and bow ties are cool!
September 15th is international dot day so the 3rd graders are creating artwork inspired by a lovely book called "The Dot." Each third grader is given a square piece of paper and then they trace a quarter of a circle in black crayon. Students draw abstract art by drawing shapes and lines in crayon and then paint inside the shapes and lines.
When 4 papers are put together they create a full circle, as seen on the right.
Below is a video of "The Dot"
I found this idea while on Pinterest (my new obsession) and followed the picture to the blog, Teach Kids Art. Each student would start with their name, writting each letter in pencil.
The first letter is drawn touching the bottom and left side. The next letter is drawn touching the first letter and the top of the paper. And then you alternate each letter, one is drawn touching the top and the next is touching the bottom. Each letter is touching the letters next to them.
Students will then use a black sharpie marker to make the letters thicker and then will add patterns in between each letters.
I'm in my 6th year teaching art in Becker, MN. Time has really flown by! Wowza!