Monday, February 25, 2013

Today I Feel . . .

Happy!  Second grade listens as I read Jamie Lee Curtis'  book Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day, and then we make self-portraits:

I read the first day, and the students draw with pencil.  The next time, we finish our drawing and trace with black glue (I use india ink mixed with glue in old glue bottles, so paint shirts are a MUST).  Those dry, and this year, I had them paint with biggie tempera blocks:

She feels silly!

I'm not sure--annoyed, maybe?

The final step is the background: bleeding tissue paper squares put on with watered-down glue applied with a sponge brush.  No matter what, these always make me happy and really brighten up our hallways!

Another silly one.

He LOVES tigers, and tries to put them in
whenever he can!

This looks just like her, even down to
the mole on her neck!

I don't know why, but I love the eyes on this one.

Love love LOVE the eyebrows!

Close up of the lovable eyebrow one.

I just think these are a great keepsake for families,
especially for them to remember the second-grade sweetness
when they're kids become teenagers (at least, it helps
some at my house).

I've had this lesson forever, I think I got it from Arts & Activities years ago?  Not sure, but still a great lesson!

This is the cover of Curtis' book.

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