Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Pinwheels For Peace!

The pinwheels are everywhere!  650!

Theses pinwheels were done with Kindergarten and I incorporated a lesson on how to carry their artwork to the drying rack.  The students colored on the pinwheels using watercolor markers and then I sprayed them with "magic" water.  They have to carry the wet artwork to the drying rack with two hands so they don't drip.  The older students want to know why they can't spray theirs!

Unfortunately, we were not able to create our pinwheel art installation outside because of rain.  So we made it into an art performance!  We did two separate performances in the gym.  We sang part of the Beatles song, "Give Peace a Chance", read a couple of "Who will you make peace with?" writings, reviewed all of the things we had been learning about peace on the announcemnets in the morning, and talked about how to stop a bully!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Ace Summer School Activities 2013


 Paper Making

Paper making was fun but wet!

Pulling up the paper pulp using the deckle.

Take off the deckel.

Squeezing out the water.

Flipping it over on to a towel.

Peeling off the screen.

We made three types of paper.  Brown grocery bag paper, white paper from our shredder and paper from newspaper advertisements.

These are clay markers we made for our "Seed to Plate" garden.