Tuesday, January 8, 2013
It is officially winter now, and it finally feels like winter in Austin, Texas! We have been sweating through most of December with temperatures in the high 80's...yes, 80's! After these few cold fronts have passed through we now have all of our hats, jackets and scarves out of storage. It is also a brand new year, and what better way to welcome students back to the beginning of 2013 than with a snow-themed bulletin board display! The beautiful cardinals were painted by fourth grade artists, and I found that amazing lesson over at Deep Space Sparkle, so thank you Patty!! My fourth graders loved this simple, bold painting with the red cardinals against the turquoise sky, and the brown branches and few white snowflakes complete the beautiful compositions. My kinder artists also worked very hard on their torn paper snowman collages...decking them out with branch arms, scarves, and hats. Kinder students really practiced controlled tearing, utilizing their fine motor and manipulative skills. Maybe, just maybe, this display will inspire some real snow in Austin this winter!