Wednesday, January 27, 2010

February Transition

Goodbye mittens, snowflakes and snowmen.

Hello hearts, 100th Day, and cheerful art!

Teacher tip:  as each month comes to a close, designate an "art afternoon" to prepare bulletin displays for upcoming themes, skills and explorations.  By all means, get your students involved in planning, decorating, and preparing their learning environment!

Today my Super Stars:

...glued multi-colored tissue paper squares to light blue construction paper.  A parent volunteer then cut out collage-y hearts...

...while students assembled paper chains to frame our word wall and calendar/weather/story bulletin board:

Students continue to bring in sets of 100 (beads, paper clips, cereal pieces, etc.) for 100th Day (February 2 for us), and many Stars have been practicing counting to 100 in honor of our special day.  Two students suggested we make a "cheer board," where each student could add his/her name as our counting goal was accomplished, and after a class vote, (unanimous!) it was decided that we'd use our heart-shaped owl to keep track:

I'm LOVIN' it!


Welcome, welcome, welcome new OWOH visitors!  I'm so glad you've dropped by- my giveaway post is below (and I have really enjoyed visiting your awesomely creative blogs this week)!


  1. Awesome, colorful and informative!

  2. Michaele I love the owl! That is just adorable!

    I just created a really neat cubism valentine's/heart project for my second graders. Next year I think I will incorporate the owl idea into it.

    Keep on blogging!! I love your fab ideas!

    P.S. How did you get the tissue papers to stick to the heart colages?
    Glue stick? Deluted glue paste?

  3. Thank you for all the wonderful things you share! I gave you an award on my blog today! :)


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