Art

Arthur’s Tooth by Marc Brown

Arthur's Tooth by Marc Brown

Arthur’s Tooth by Marc Brown Arthur’s whole class has started losing their teeth-but not Arthur. His loose tooth wiggles but won’t come out. Everyone seems to think they have the best solution. But none of their ideas work! What is a toothbrush? The toothbrush is an oral hygiene instrument used to clean the teeth, gums, and tongue. […]

Mindfulness Mandalas

Mandala is a Sanskrit word that loosely translates to mean “circle” or “center.” The word mandala is often associated with the circular designs that have repeating colors, shapes, and patterns radiating from the center. Mandalas can be precise, carefully measured, geometric, and perfectly symmetrical, or in contrast, free flowing, organic, and asymmetrical. Mandalas are often drawn […]

March Challenge: Dinner Party

Judy Chicago created a three-dimensional artwork titled, The Dinner Party. This art represents thirty-nine place settings of famous historical women. From Sojourner Truth to Susan B. Anthony, each woman has a unique place-setting that includes a hand-painted china plate, ceramic flatware and chalice, and a napkin with an embroidered gold edge. In honor of Women’s […]

How to Catch a Star

First, we will read, How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers. Next, students will break out to tables. Then, optimistic students will follow easypeasyandfun step-by-step directions and learn “How To Draw A Star”. Finally, students will burst with pride and share their accomplishement with every one! Congratulations you have just learned how to draw […]

Author Visit: Matt Tavares

Author Visit:  Matt Tavares

Matt Tavares’s newest book titled, Lighter Than Air was selected by the Society of Illustrators to be included in their exhibit of the best children’s books of the year, The Original Art 2018! The exhibit opens on November 8 at the Society of Illustrators in New York City.  It is so exciting that Matt Travares is visiting the second grade students tomorrow, […]

Kamishibai

Kamishibai

Over the next several day, the students will learn about Kamishibai and listen to a story told with the traditional Kamishibai theater. Most Kamishibai stories consist of 12 large (15” x 10.5″) illustrated cards that tell a story. On the back of each illustrated card is the text of the story. Background of Kamishibai In the Japanese language, Kamishibai […]

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