The Library is OPEN!

Don’t forget to visit the Georgetown Elementary Library during our summer library hours!  The library will be open every Tuesday through July 29 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mrs. Brouwer will be helping out at the library on Tuesday, July 15th – I would love to see you and hear all about your summer vacation!

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While you are at the Library, be sure to look for some of my favorite ART books!

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ANYTHING by David Wiesner…I just love the artwork in his books!

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A classic – Nina Laden’s Pigasso and Mootisse!

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You can’t go wrong with any book by Lois Ehlert – this is one of my faves.

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I could spend hours looking at the illustrations in the books by Graeme Base – and his stories are cool too!

See you at the library!

 

The Library Is OPEN!

Don’t forget to visit the Georgetown Elementary Library during our summer library hours!  The library will be open every Tuesday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  

Mrs. Brouwer will be helping out at the library on Tuesday, July 23 – I would love to see you and hear all about your summer vacation!

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While you are at the Library, be sure to look for some of my favorite ART books!  

ArtMax

ANYTHING by David Wiesner…I just love the artwork in his books!

 

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A classic – Nina Laden’s Pigasso and Mootisse!

books

 

You can’t go wrong with any book by Lois Ehlert – this is one of my faves.

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I could spend hours looking at the illustrations in the books by Graeme Base – and his stories are cool too!

See you at the library!

 

 

Acorn Art

My first grade artists will be exploring color over the next few weeks.   We began with a little color “play” as we created these beautiful giant acorns.  We talked about earth tone colors, warm colors, and I discovered that some of my smart artist were familiar with neutral colors!

We read two books that inspired us during this project – Lois Ehlert’s “Nuts To You” and “Micawber” by John Lithgow.


We also examined lots of acorns from Mrs. Brouwer’s oak trees.  Then it was time to draw…and paint…and add texture details.

I love their acorns – and can’t wait to get them hung up in the hallway.

This lesson was inspired by a blog posting from a fellow art teacher….when I figure it out, I’ll include the link….

And here it is….belated thanks to Dali’s Moustache!  Check it out, here’s the link to this fun blog:

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A Little Horn-Tooting!

I love reading to my artists, and we often find inspiration for our artwork from books we look at in the art room.  One of my book-inspired projects caught the eye of Angie Miles at Happy Reading, a website devoted to literacy.

Angie interviewed me about a Lois Ehlert art project that I created with my 1st Graders – follow this link to read my words of wisdom!  The Snowball Effect

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Lois Ehlert Bird Collages

First Grade artists are finishing up a project inspired by Lois Ehlert’s winter story, “Snowballs”.  Ehlert-Snowballs

We created a cardinal collage and learned about the French word, collage, or “to glue” along the way!   The cardinal was made by folding a red construction paper circle in half like a taco – and in half again – and one more time, to make an ice cream cone – and we end up with how many triangles  – eight!  Students cut along the fold lines and played with their triangles “like a puzzle” to build a standing or flying bird.  Everyone’s bird is different since we all put our “bird puzzles” together in our own way.

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There’s something so fascinating about using the paper punch – and my 1st graders loved punching out a big pile of white tagboard holes for the “snow”!

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