Sunday, May 22, 2011

Summer is Coming!

I am getting excited for summertime! I bought these summer sticker sheets at Oriental Trading last fall to use at the end of the year. They make a cute art project for kids to just do their own thing. 
Matt's poem and art...
                    
The link for the sticker scenes of summer Beach Scene is Here at Oriental Trading. I gave a sticker sheet to each student. Then I gave them 81/2 x 11 blue construction paper. I cut newsprint in half using a scalloped edge to resemble waves on one side, a hilly beach on the other side. Then I had kids glue the "beach sand" paper onto the middle of the blue construction paper. The other stickers are HERE.                                      design-your-own-a-day-at-the-beach-sticker-scenes                      Make-A-Beach Sticker Scenes

Then I asked them to color the water a darker blue on the bottom half.  Then we added white, puffy clouds and black birds to the sky on the top half. Most of the sticker scenes had a nice, bright sun to stick in the sky. 

Peter's poem and art...
Beach scenes...
Then they just decorated. The sheets had shells, umbrellas and beach balls, kids swimming, dogs, turtles and birds.  It turned out really fun and quick for an art project. 

For Writer's Workshop then we started a Summer Acrostic Poem.  I have done one for each of the 4 seasons. So this wraps up our whole acrostic poetry unit.

Nova's poem and art...
                     
Saige's poem and art...
 We always do a brainstorm on the board of all the words we can think of for the letters of SUMMER and write them out on the whiteboard. Then the kids choose their favorite to start a sentence with. We do it on sloppy copy paper first, then I edit mistakes in spelling and punctuation. Then I handed them cute beach paper and they rewrote the poems.


Kate's poem and art...
While we were working we sang to one of our Summer songs of the Seasons.   It's called "Down at the Beach.  A link is HERE at Music K8. It's a site for kids to download music kind of like ITunes.

Allie's poem and art..
Andrew's art and poem...
Here are our finished products. They remind me of hanging out on Hermosa or  Redondo Beach in Southern California all those summers of my teenage years. I can't believe how many times we burnt ourselves to a crisp with baby oil!  What were we thinking? Those were fun time....Down at the BEACH!

Surf's UP!

1 comment:

Miss J said...

Cute blog!!

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