Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tissue Paper City

1st grade really enjoyed creating a unique and creative city using tissue paper and glue.  I gave each table a pile of colorful tissue paper shapes and glue water to build their city.  We talked about which city we lived near and how the buildings looked in Atlanta.  After the kids built their city they painted the background with dot paint.  I loved how these turned out, I think they are amazing!

Edible Colorwheel

On the last day before Holiday break, I knew the kids would be sugared up and a bit crazed to say the I knew it was time to pull out the edible color wheel.  My 5th grade really loved mixing the frosting before devouring the entire project.  I gave each student 2 plates, one for the 6 cookies and one for the frosting mixing plate.  I only gave them the primary colors and asked them to mix the secondary colors.  I wish there was more time and money to really mix all the colors, but the joy of the assignment was well understood....this will definitely be on the agenda for next year!