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Look what these children made with just sticks and leaves! What a great way to take creativity outdoors.

Learning outdoors

Look what these children made with just sticks and leaves! What a great way to take creativity outdoors.

Geometry Unit and Symmetry Activity

Geometry Unit and Symmetry Activity

I really wish that I would have taken more pictures throughout our geometry unit. There are so many creative ideas out there to help solidify these concepts for kids. A few of the activities we did included: building various 2D and 3D shapes using marshmallows and toothpicks modeling various types of lines using pretzels (for the lines), M&Ms (for points and to create line segments), and candy corn (to show how the lines go on endlessly) creating foldables to remember different types of…

Bookmark for interactive notebooks...how perfect is this?

Science Notebooks – Kristen's Kindergarten

Posts about Science Notebooks written by Kristen Poindexter

Biography or character report. LOVE IT! For all of my teacher friends... Money is tight these days.. A very good alternative to dressing up like the person! Would have never thought this idea!

hazelpta.org - hazelpta Resources and Information.

hazelpta.org is your first and best source for all of the information you’re looking for. From general topics to more of what you would expect to find here, hazelpta.org has it all. We hope you find what you are searching for!

rubberboots and elf shoes: fine motor skills: scissor practice

fine motor skills: scissor practice

Develop fine motor skills through scissor / cutting practice. Make it fun.

Collaborate! Go outside. Have fun! (amy sterly, cork tile print #2, via Flickr.)

cork tile print #2

We did a second print with new images from the kids

We started the day by reading the book The Day the Crayons Quit. Choose one color & draw everything that is that color.

All About Me Crayon

One of the first projects my first graders made were these “All About Me Crayons”. I had seen and taught this lesson probably 10 years ago and decided to revisit it. I can not remember…

Creating Artist Statements. Great final activity for art class, with sentence stems. Needs elements and principals word bank, too.

Creating Artist Statements

This download is a handout that will help your young students begin putting into words how they feel about art. Take a peek at the results I had from 3rd and 4th graders here: Artists Statements

Cool! Comparing Weight: use magazine cut outs! - Use for mass. This will go with one of my math lessons!

Comparing Weight

An educational blog for teachers and parents of Kindergarten and First Grade students.

The Awakened Artist: A Choice-Based Art Classroom: 100 Color Challenge

100 Color Challenge

I don't like to use up much time in class explaining things. I just don't. I would rather a mad frenzy than a bunch of yawns. I find it tricky to gets kids warmed up to the art classroom at the beginning of the year. At the grand opening of the Painting Center this year, we began work on a 100 Color Challenge. My hope is that by working with a partner in this color exploration my students will discover new ways to create colors and use these in their paintings throughout the year. So far…

Integrate social studies and art by creating a state stamp. This example is used in a fourth grade classroom. Students would research state bird, flower, tree, etc. They would create a stamp that includes all of these things.

Social Studies

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outlining

MaryJo McGraw

A blog about Art Journals, rubberstamping and mixed media art

Dot…Dot NOT a LOT!  Helping kids control those GLUE DOTS and build fine motor skills!  TONS of hands-on activities for BACK TO SCHOOL!

Back to School NO PREP Math and Literacy Packet (Kindergarten)

Dot…Dot NOT a LOT! Helping kids control those GLUE DOTS and build fine motor skills! TONS of hands-on activities for BACK TO SCHOOL!

the Art Curator for Kids - 7 Exciting Art History Projects for Kids that made me say Wow!

7 Exciting Art History for Kids Projects that Made Me Say "WOW!"

This collection of exciting art history for kids projects will excite your students with creative process art at the same time as connecting with an artist from art history. These art history for kids projects are so clever!

beautiful color wheel made from recycled magazines

Color Wheel from Recycled Magazines

Find out how to make this beautiful color wheel craft from recycled magazines at Partycraft Secrets.