reading & writing with art

November 03, 2014

October 31, 2014

Bat Before the Moon - 4th graders & Stellaluna

This lesson turned out even better than expected!!!  LOVED IT!  We used Takashi's piece as our inspiration, the fabulous book Stellaluna who you can also see at www.storylineonline.com for some of my favorite actor and actresses reading the books aloud, our first attempt at charcoal, learned how to make symmetrical bats, did a ven-diagram about bats vs. birds and finally I taught them how to write bat in Japanese. See info below. 

Biho Takashi,
Bat before the Moon
1910, via the Brooklyn Museum

koumori - "kohh-moh-lee"   

October 27, 2014

The Spider & the Fly - Positive & Negative Space

This project turned out better than I thought!  My 5th graders did this and I LOVED it!  My lesson power point with videos, how to and the fabulous link to see a clip of the author/illustrator are all included!  Happy Webbing!  http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/huskeyj72501-2303973-spiders-positive-negative-space/