Friday, June 27, 2014

Kite Art and Diamonte Poetry

Pretty Colorful KITES bulletin board using up lots of recycled paper! 

Kite Art and Diamonte  or Cinquain Poems 
A few weeks ago we wrote our Cinquain Poetry (Diamond Shape Poems) for our tissue paper kites we had made the week before in art. These are the poems that start out with 1 word, then 2 describing words, then 3 "ing" words, then 2 more describing words,  then 1 synonym to match the 1st word.  They are fun to do. A website for a Cinquain Poetry Lesson Plan HERE.
Here is a sample from a previous year. The Butterflies come to life with these describing words....
 The kids did everything from  Flowers to Soccer and Insects.I had a Cinquain rough draft forms they wrote their sloppy copies on. Then I edited for spelling, then they rewrote them. Here are a few from previous years.

Then I typed these Cinquain Poems up.....

Some were about flowers, some about Summer, some about sports, pets, whatever.....
Then we cut out in diamond shapes and glue them on a  kite form. Then we glued them to the back of our tissue paper kites.

Blooming flowers...
We did tissue paper art last week using the " half glue, half water" painting on tissue paper method. Then we let them dry and placed a heavy literature book on them over the weekend to make the kites lay flat. Here they are hanging up.

Purple, yellow, orange, pink, blue, green.....Hanging from the ceiling...don't they look cute?

For the kite's tail, we had also written our spelling words 3 times each on little leftover strips of paper from a previous project we recycled.We made them into spelling chains and stapled them to the bottom of our kites for tails.

  I do these paper chains for spelling words at least once a month all year to use up and recycle leftover colored paper. Such pretty colors!
These kids are really SOARING HIGH! It has been so fun to see such progress!


After we attached some rainbow colored paper chains, we colored the sun and the flowers too.
This year I made the kids write out their poems. Previous years when I had a smaller class than 30 I would type them up so the diamond shape really showed!
Flowers reaching...

The flowers were made from cupcake papers and triangles of tissue paper. Then add a cirlce in the middle of yellow and add seeds of any kind. It's a great end of year art project to take home and hang in their bedroom somewhere. Kites are great.

Cupcake Paper Art 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Cereal Box Book Reports

We had fun sharing our Cereal Box Book Reports for the last 3 days of school. Here are a few cute pictures of the kids and their boxes.

CEREAL BOX BOOK REPORTS 
 The kids had to make up a cereal name, and design how it looked, give a summary on one side of the box, tell the characters and setting on the side of the box, give it 1 to 5 stars and pages numbers on the top and make up a game for the back.
Here are a few of the handmade creations.....future cereal executives in the Marketing Division! 
 The games included mazes, word searches, matching games, word jumbles and Candyland type games. They were all fun to Play!
I thought this MAZE was very creative......

Some more creative names for CEREAL BOX BOOK REPORTS.....
 Then the kids had to include a prize in their box. These creative kids' prizes included 1. Bottle Caps candy, 2. A Magic 8 Ball, and 3. A Stuffed Kitty. The prizes were then piled high on a table, everybody was given a number from one to 30 and they went up and picked from the mountain of prizes. COOL!
Cute and colorful cereals from these inventors! 

Creative CEREALS and CEREAL NAMES from these 3 girls.....

And they had some really cute games on the back as you can see.....

Some of the kids gave 5 "bones" or "lightening bolts" instead of 5 stars. I thought that was really clever!!! 

CEREAL BOX BOOK REPORTS had some fun GAMES ON THE BACKS! 

CEREAL BOX BOOK REPORTS were very cute.....

And the games were fun too! 

These two are marketing geniuses! Take note #Kelloggs and #Post Cereal Companies!!!



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