Cool Artsy Projects?

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  1. Ms.T

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    I have parent teacher conferences this week. I want to put up some new student work, but I'm not sure what. I want it to be sort of a fun art project, but sort of academic. Maybe a writing assignment and then something artsy to display it?

    I want something impressive, so that parents think I'm doing a great job with their kids! :) (Which, of course, I am.;) )

    Any ideas? Thanks!

    P.S. It's for 2nd Graders.
     
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    What are your themes/lessons you are currently working on?
     
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    What about something having to do with a book you're reading. Have them make new illustrations for the story maybe.
     
  5. Ms.T

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    Plants for science. That's it I guess. We don't really have a theme, although I'm supposed to be doing "Sharing Stories" from Open Court as the reading theme. I guess we need a theme. :eek:
     
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    Are they good at writing short stories yet? Try a pumpkin shaped book and have they draw and make up their own little story...maybe a few pages and each one with a picture and a story line on each page.
     
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    In my room, I have a straw bale, a corn stalk with lights on, a scarecrow sitting in front of it, and some pumpkins. Can you do something like that and have them write a poem page to hang near it? THat would knock their socks off.
     
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    I can't really do halloween. 95% of the students are Muslim.
     
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    Pick fall words (fall, leaves, cool, breezy) and have them do poems with them.

    "R-E-S-P-E-C-T find out what it means to me" Play the song, get them jazzed up and have them brainstorm a project that will show off what respect means to them. Let the children in on the creative process.

    I will try to think of more. Kinda hard without a curriculum theme.
     
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    Straw bales, scarecrows, and pumpkins are not Halloween.
     
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    Witches, ghosts and jack o' lanterns are Halloween.
     
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    Using an outline of an apple or a leaf, have the students trace the shape onto a square piece of paper using a black sharpie marker overlapping the shape slightly. Then color each of the sections a different fall color with oil pastel. After coloring all the sections write a poem about fall and put underneath.
     
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    Have the kids color a scarecrow and then write a descriptive paragraph about it. Then display the scarecrows on one side and the papers on the other with a title "Can you find my scarecrow?" I have done this in the past and the parents and kids enjoyed reading the papers and then trying to find the matching scarecrow. Good luck!
     
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    You could do a torn paper project. It's quick and easy to do.
     

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