houses 2 classrooms with Exceptional Needs students. This
year, I am getting to spend some time in their classrooms
as part of my schedule. It is a new experience for all
of us! I am enjoying learning more about these incredible
kids and challenging myself to provide quality art experiences
far this year, here are some examples of activities and
artwork we have completed:
Magic and Leaf plates - We used the Model Magic to press
onto raised leaf patterned plates.
Pumpkins - The kids traced pumpkin lines using colored
glue. The following week it was dry and we felt the texture
of the glue. We then used chalk to fill in the orange.
Tissue was used to blend the colors together.
Bear, Brown Bear - We experimented with all different
textures of paintbrushes and white, black and brown paint.
Some of the brushes were sponges, yarn, plastic and fabric.
We stamped all 3 colors on a large sheet of paper. We
then read the story and added lots of details to create
a bear or other animal from the story.
stamping - When you cut a piece of celery, it looks like
the letter C. We used stalks of celery and lots of shades
of green paint to stamp in a big Letter C.
- We inked up some plexiglass and let the students draw
with the erasers on pencils. We then pressed a piece of
paper on it and create a monoprint.
- Tying in to the Farm curriculum, the students
looked at alot of farm animals. We paintedand cut our
cows out, giving them black spots. We also stamped out
MOO to learn what a cow says. One of our cows got a few
Boo-Boos so there are band-aids on him!
Corn is a great example of Thanksgiving and Fall. We looked
at and felt the texture of real dried indian corn. The
kids then we used tissue paper in all different colors
to create the leaves and kernels.
of Hot Chocolate - The focus of this project tied in with
the students Winter theme curriculum. Skills used were
cutting, gluing, pulling, finger printing, counting and
spelling our names. The students also got to try hot chocolate!
keeping with our winter theme, I found a neat lesson on
using ice cubes to paint. Ice cube trays were used to
make "popsicles" with liquid water color and
food coloring. The students used the sticks to rub the
cubs all over watercolor paper. They did the majority
of the movement on their own to create these abstract
Feet Penguins - Pictures coming soon!
Snowflakes - Pictures coming soon!
Heart Paintings - These paintings were created by using
warm and cool colors. We painted half a heart on one side,
then closed the paper and rubbed. It left a mirror image
on the other side. We then added another outline and continued
until we reached the edge of the paper.
Hearts - Students were introduced to Matte Medium. It
is like clear paint. We used squares of tissue paper to
create an overlapping collage and then glitter to make
them sparkly. The students then practiced their scissor
skills by cutting.
special masks were created by using multiple levels of
textured paper. The students used textured sponge rollers
in lots of colors to create each level. We then cut out
eye hols, added whiskers and raffia for the manes. The
students masks will be used throughout the school to help
highlight our new PBIS posters!