Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Map about You

What would a map of your life look like? What people and places would you represent? What type of landscape features would your island or country contain? Fifth and sixth grade artists began planning for their autobiographical maps by creating lists of their favorite people, things, foods, places, sports, etc.  They also created lists of different land forms, such as rivers, mountains, deserts, lakes, etc.  They figured out which of these would go together and how they would fit in their land. Here are some resources I used for planning and introducing this lesson:
Autobiography Maps
Geography of Self
Our Life as an Island

Monarchs and Milkweed by the Kindergarten

Friday, September 22, 2017


Although Plantzilla may not be real, click here to learn about some the World's Strangest Plants!

Here's our collaborative Plantzilla!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Monochromatic Self Portraits

"Mono" = One   "Chromatic" = Color


Inspired by "Home," by Carson Ellis 

This magical picture book of different types of homes inspired this first and second grade project.  Watch a video of the book here:

Then watch a short interview with Carson Ellis and see her very own home!

Also, CLICK HERE to see some really cool homes from around the world!And, since I can't get enough of these really cool homes, here's another video about houses around the world.  You won't believe the treehouse in this movie! 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Waitsfield Students Reach for the Stars!

Welcome back, Waitsfield School!  
All students (even pre-K!) created a hand for our "Reach for the Stars" bulletin board. Students wrote their hopes and dreams for the school year on the stars.