When the second graders finished their hat self portraits, they reflected on their artwork and wrote about it. I attached these slips to the back of each artwork. Here are some examples.




What a fun way to end the school year! Check out these in-progress giraffes!




All of these hat self-portraits will be displayed at the 1st and 2nd grade musical, Hats! I will also put them up on Artsonia. Here are just a few from second grade:
Here's just part of a finished art fair artwork made by a 2nd grade student. I sprayed them earlier with hair spray to keep the chalk from smearing - I couldn't keep my excitement to myself! I don't want to show too much. You'll have to come to the art fair to see the rest! June 13!
The second graders have officially begun working on their artwork for the Kids Art Fair on June 13. We looked at a painting by Canadian artist, Ted Harrison, for inspiration. You will have to stop by the art fair to see the finished pieces! I can't wait to get them in the frames.

Photo credit: http://www.tedharrisonbiography.com
Not only are we creating artwork in the art room, but we're using our math and spelling skills, too! Counting, rounding, estimating, adding and writing some of the numbers in word form. This worksheet was a quick and fun way to incorporate math -- most students didn't even question the fact we were doing math in art.
I can't wait to see the finished products. They're so close! I wanted to show a little sneak peak...
We read "Snowballs" by Lois Ehlert and used the bird illustrations for our inspiration for this project. The second graders explored liquid watercolors and used the colorful paper to construct the birds. We even had enough time at the end of the week to make 3D birds with Model Magic.

They wrote about their birds after they finished. When you click on the picture, you can read what the wrote right below the picture.
Here are some completed radial designs.