Check out the orginial post on her website http://savvyteachingtips.blogspot.ca/
Her photos are much more impressive than my 'afterthought' iphone ones! Sandra teaches Grade two and has tonnes of great resources for all you primary teachers. Make sure you check out her other blogs too. She is a very talented scrapbooker and cardmaker!!!
We started out by painting a white moon shape in the sky. We then added a small amount of blue paint to the white paint pot to create the first tint. We painted a circle around the moon using the new tinted colour. We then added a bit more blue paint to the paint pot and repeated the process. I have 5 table groupings in the classroom and each table had one pot of paint to use. The kids took turns adding blue and mixing the new tint.
After a certain point the kids just painted the rest of the paper with the last tint. The paintings were left to dry.
We then attached the foam houses to the bottom of the paper. Next we used black markers to draw some spooky trees. The kids were instructed to keep the trees shorter than the house to make sure the scale of the drawings fit with the size of the house.
The final touch was colouring in the windows with a white pencil crayon.
It all made for a wonderful October display.
Love this! There's a spin-off lesson in the poem too, I'm sure! I've pinned this for future use, hope that's ok!! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Elizabeth! You have permission to pin. I did this lesson last year so I don't have samples of the writing we did. But they wrote their own patterned descriptive poems such as "In a Bright, Bright City" or "In a Spooky, Spooky Castle". Thanks for commenting!Delete
By the way, I FINALLY got my "Permission To Pin" button onto my website. Thanks for always being so curtious and asking if its ok to pin my stuff!!Delete
So glad you got that pin button to work. Did you figure out how html code works?? I got some nice comments about your halloween trees so I'm in the process of posting up about your blog. You always have such great art ideas.ReplyDelete
Yes, I finally figured it out! Thanks for helping me with that. And thanks for being my inspiration to start blogging!Delete
I love this activity. I saw it on a blog which led me to Sandra's blog which led me here. Kind of a crazy way to find you. I'm a classroom teacher and for many years I've wanted to move away from crafts to real art in my class but was always kind of scared and didn't really know how. Last year I started making the shift. I'm loving what my kids are doing now. Just this week we did some apple still life art, and what they can do blows me away. I love following art blogs like yours for new ideas of what I can try in my class. I'm looking forward to trying these haunted pictures with them. Thanks!ReplyDelete
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I love the haunted house art!! In a Dark, Dark Wood is one of my favorite books for beginning readers. I'm going to try this with my class. Thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
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This is such a beautiful art project! I'm going to try it with my grade 3's!ReplyDelete
Thanks Donna! Let me know how it turns out!Delete
I LOVE this activity and can't wait to do it with my class. I went looking this weekend for the houses but didn't have any luck. WHere do you usually get yours from?ReplyDelete
I'm also thinking we may not get to this till Nov. so maybe we would just make it a sunset pic with just the trees. What do you think?
I know my grade ones LOVE any project that involves paint!
Thanks so much!
Hi Janice. I bought them at Michaels. They come in a container with trees, bats, pumpkins and ghosts. Now that you mention it, I can't say I've seen them this year. But I haven't really been looking for them.Delete
You could easily do this in November. In fact, I went into my daughter's Grade 1/2 class later that year and did it with them. We did it portrait-style on full sized paper. After the backround was dry they painted one large leafless tree with an owl silhoutte on one of the branches. Then they used white paint to make the glowing eyes of the owl. If you do use paint make sure you use thin brushes. You could even cut out silhouettes from back construction paper to glue on top.
Hope that helps! Good luck with it!
Thanks so much. It was Michaels I was at yesterday. However I din't realize the pieces were foam.... so maybe I missed them. I like the idea of trees with owls and I'm thinking of maybe adding some snowflakes as well. Should be fun!ReplyDelete
Great idea! If you are already ready for a winter scene, you could even change from a black silhouette to white. Consider doing a white snow landscape with a snowman out of white constuction paper to glue on top and paint on the white snowflakes. Best of luck!Delete
Those are GORGEOUS! Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
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Beaufiful! We did a similar project and I wish I would have found you blog earlier, so my kids had your kids' work for more inspiration.ReplyDelete
You are sweet. I think your kids did a great job too!Delete
Sandra recommended I stop by and say hello! I thought it was Sandra's post on the Haunted House project so I mentioned her in my October post. She said the pictures were actually from your projects! Thank you for the inspiration!
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Thanks for visiting! Your kids did a great job with the project too!Delete
Soooo beautiful! Love all great deas that followed, too! What kind of paint did you use and paper? Thank you for sharing your class management tips too. So helpful! How did you assess the final project - do you have a rubric?ReplyDelete
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