Monday, January 04, 2010

Back to School, Snowman Style


Winter vacation is over.

Fini.

Done.

The blitzy glitzy holidays are over too, but going cold turkey off of the sparkle and and shine can be a bit of a downer...

My advice?

Keep the silver glitter within easy reach.  White paint and light blue paper too.

When your students return to school, review.  Review your shapes, review your pencil position (using a paint brush), and review your colors.  Review measurement comparisons, small, medium and large, and if anyone asks, tell them you're conducting a "performance assessment" of your students by having them put those sizes in order by painting the three snowy circles of a snowman:





Learn a new poem while the paint dries:

A chubby little snowman
had a carrot nose.
Along came a bunny,
and what do you suppose?
That hungry little bunny
thought he found his lunch,
and down came the carrot,
nibble, nibble, crunch!

Draw and cut out an orange "carrot nose" from construction paper scraps. Glue onto the snowman, and then use additional scrap paper to fashion a hat and some twiggy arms:




Eyes and a smile, maybe some buttons or two, can be added with a black marker or crayon... (or find some buttons to glue on!)

Draw some snowflakes and swirl lines, trace with "wet glue" and apply silver glitter and voila! Sparkle withdrawals averted!

(Extra silver tinsel garland can be used as bulletin board trimmer or artwork frames too- photos tomorrow!)

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~ Felt board snowmen can be found over at Ramblings of a Crazy Woman...

~ Make and Takes shares a tutorial on how to make a "Snowman on the Go" kit...

~ Bakerella amazes with Frosty inspired cake pops...

~... and here's an easy paper plate snowman that students would enjoy making at a center...

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Don't forget, with snowmen we can be walking in the air...

1 comment:

As always, thank you for your comments, tips, suggestions and questions!