More Christmas stuff from my students getting ready for the holidays. This year we talked about the origin and meaning behind some of the traditions in the United States.
Kindergarten and 1st grade did these burlap reindeer ornaments. They glued a clothes pin on the back so they could hang on the tree or be used for other purposes. They turned out great. The hardest part for them was cutting out the burlap. With persistence they did complete the circle.
5th and 6th grade, along with our Chinese teacher, read the book The Tree of Cranes by Allen Say then made these great origami cranes to place on the tree.
My student created these straw blown Christmas trees that we used with our MyCards project to make cards for parents to order for Christmas. If you are not familiar with MyCards it is a great easy way to make some extra $ for your art room, go to http://www.mountaincolor.com/.