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Friday, December 31, 2010

Have a Cool Yule !

Hopefully 2011 brings a wonderful happy, healthy and colorful New Year!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

May you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
From my home to yours!


Friday, December 10, 2010

German Houses in the Winter

German Houses in the Winter, originally uploaded by paintedpaper.

3rd grade students examined the various characteristics of the buildings in Germany. The students added the tudor trims, shutters that open, and fun window boxes and plants around the home.

These houses are big,18 x 24 construction paper background, with large snow flakes and snow flurries sprayed on.

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow.....

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Let's have a snow day!

Let's have a snow day!, originally uploaded by paintedpaper.

I don't know about you but I am sooo ready for a snow day. We have been teased by a flake or two but no heavy snow!

So..... here's hoping for some white stuff to come around.

I did this project with 2nd graders.
First, we painted the sky with blue and greens. Lots of Swirls in the sky!
Second, added snow with torn or cut paper.
Then took oil pastels and made circles for the snowman. Cut out the shape then glue down. Students decorated the snowman after it was glued down.
Lastly, sprayed watered down white paint for snow.