Eric Carle Inspired Spiders

  • Share your art!  We want to see what you are creating at home!  Use this link to padlet to post your own art and to see others from around the valley!

    WCSD Art Gallery

  • Pirate!

    I have been invited to join many zoom meetings where I shared this lesson.  Some students were not able to be there or came in too late after we were almost finished drawing, and some classes it just hasn't been possible for me to come.  So, I thought I would post this lesson on here so you could join with us in a different way. There is a picture book, a video of me doing the drawing and I included a WORD document with a black and white picture you could print out for YOUNGER siblings!  You draw your own pirate because I KNOW YOU CAN DO AN AMAZING JOB!

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    Picture Book- Pirates Love Underpants

    Video- Ms. Brown DEMO How to Draw a Pirate

    Coloring Page- Ms. Brown's Pirate in Black and White

     

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    Please join us in showing our support and THANKS to our local Health Care Heroes by Painting Rocks for the month of MAY!

    At all the Elementary Schools in Wasatch County there is a sign and a box either at the main entrance or where students are picking up lunches for students to dropoff painted rocks.  I will pick up the rocks and place them at the hospital every Thursday.  We want to create something that will make our Health Care workers SMILE as they enter and leave the hospital.  I will post pictures on the various school Facebook pages after we place them outside the hospital.  

    Please paint the rocks with:

    * something that makes you happy

    * something that will make someone else happy

    * something inspiring!

     

    Making Cards!

    This weekend is Mother's Day!  I wanted to give you something you could make for your Moms, Grandmas, and anyone important to you in your life (maybe for your teacher for the end of the school year)!  I will add more ideas all week so check back for new ideas! Add your own creativity and artistic flare!  I can't wait to see your cards- put pictures on the art gallery! 

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    Making Cards!

     

    BIRDS!

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    We are learning about BIRDS this week- with a guest teacher!  My friend Mrs. Boehme is going to show us how to draw these cool birds!

    Picture Book: UP! TALL! AND HIGH!

    DRAW a bird with Ms. Boehme

    PAINT a bird with Ms. Boehme

     If you want to learn more about birds Ms. Brown will show you how to use the Audubon Society Website to find interesting birds, hear bird calls, see where they live, and find out all kinds of other information about specific birds.  Then you can go to the Audubon Society Website yourself and pick a bird to draw.

    How to find a bird on the Audubon Society Website

    Audubon Society Website

     

    Dinosaurs

    Watch the picture book, learn about real dinosaurs, and think about what would you want a dinosaur to do if it really did come back.  Write 1-3 sentences about what you think a dinosaur would do!

    Picture Book: If the Dinosaurs Came Back

    Nonfiction Info: National Geographic Kids Dinosaur Information

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    Demo: Ms. Brown drawing a T-REX

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    Demo: Ms. Brown drawing a STEGOSAURUS

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    Demo: Ms. Brown drawing a BRONTOSAURUS

     

    Sea Otters!

    Take some time to learn about Sea Otters!  Then use the how to draw an otter video to draw your own otter.  You can even draw more than one otter- add color with crayons, colored pencils,  markers- whatever supplies you have!  You can write a story about your otters or you can write 3 facts you learned about otters today!

    A Day in the Life of a Sea Otter

    Otter Facts

    Picture Book: Otter The Best Job Ever

    Live Web Cam of Otters at the Georgia Aquarium

    How to Draw an Otter

     

    Live Web Cams from the Georgia Aquarium-

    Students can observe an animal or animals of their choice from the various web cam choices at the Georgia Aquarium. Spend some time observing the animals and their behavior.  How do they moved?  What is their habitat like?  Create a work of art inspired by the animal you observed.  Write 1-3 sentences about your animal observations.   

    Georgia Aquarium Webcams

     

    Butterfly Lifecycle and Art-

    Students can observe the lifecycle of a butterfly through video and create art inspired by butterflies.  Students can label the body parts of their butterfly.   Students can create art inspired by butterflies and their life cycle.  As you create look at the lines, shapes, colors, and textures of the butterflies- for example look closely at the texture of the egg the caterpillar come out of- it has bumps on it.  Pay attention to those details!

    Time Lapse Video of Caterpillar turning into a Butterfly

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar read by Eric Carle

    Parts of a Butterfly

     

    Robots Everywhere-

    Students can listen to and read along to the book Robots, Robots Everywhere! by Sue Fliess, then write and illustrate their own robot story.

     

    Color Zoo-

    Students can identify and use basic shapes to create animals.

    Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert 

    • Read/ Watch the picture book Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
    • Students can draw basic shapes or cut out basic shapes of paper to create animals.
    • (the book provides several examples)

     

    Gallery of Gratitude-

    Students can follow the prompts to draw various people and items they are grateful for.

    Easy Gratitude Gallery