Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ugly Dolls!

Fifth and sixth graders designed their very own Ugly Dolls!  We used felt and practiced our sewing skills to make these funny little friends.  Students also wrote about their Ugly Doll's personality and likes and dislikes.    


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Abenaki inspired flags

Third and fourth graders are studying the Abenaki.  We looked at the flag of the Abenaki Nation and discussed what the different symbols stood for and why they were on the flag.  Students used construction paper to design their own flags that represent the things in nature that are important to them.  

Here is the Abenaki Flag:

And the students' flags:

Animal Personification

Third and fourth graders are learning about Personification.  This is when animals or objects are given human characteristics or traits.  We looked at several examples of art that shows personified animals. 

Dogs Playing Poker by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge

Personified Rabbit from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Each student chose a pair of photocopied animal eyes (thanks to and created a personified animal around the eyes.