Sunday, September 18, 2011

Giraffes CAN dance!

My third graders just finished their first project for the 2011-12 school year.  After reading the book Giraffes Can't Dance, the students explored ways to draw these massive animals.  After a few sketches of drawing BIG and making sure the necks were long enough and legs strong enough they all had to find a fresh dance move for Gerald to break.  We used Sharpies and markers and on the background construction paper crayons.  Each Giraffe was cute, funny, and perhaps could be inspiration for "So You Think You Can Dance.".

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Welcome Back

It was a great summer.  Time off is refreshing and I got to visit New Mexico and learn even more than I knew about Georgia O'Keefe.  My home computer was on a long hiatus so this is my first post in quite a long time.  The school year is off to a great start and I will start posting projects and pictures as soon as these masterpieces get finished!