1st grade, Art Cafe, Ms. Slom

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1st grade artists had fun making arm/hand print tree trunks in brown tempera paint and using q-tips to dip and dab blue/yellow and green leaves on their tree trunks to celebrate Tu’bishvat by creating spring trees on paper. They completed their paintings by adding a horizon line and grass to their spring images.

We also discussed how each tree is a unique and an individual creation just like each one of the students in the class is unique and an individual creation, all are beautiful (trees and children )This way we celebrated diversity.

Last week we celebrated the Chinese new year by reading: The brush of the gods by Lenore Look. The students then drew Chinese Dragons in sharpie on paper and will be adding scales and will be coloring them with water color crayons. We are also working on a Chinese calendar. Each student drew all 12 animals that symbolize each year in the Chinese calendar and then will color them in crayon and add liquid water colors to create a colorful wax resist.

Students have completed their unique, one-of-a-kind art project that will be available for purchase at our silent auction at the annual School Gala on February 20th, 2016.

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