THIRD GRADE CERAMIC TRESS
A fellow art teacher blogger, Maggie Bandstra, posted similar ceramic trees on her class blog this fall, so I can't take the credit for coming up with this idea. I find that the basic pinch pot can be a great base shape for a number of ceramic shapes. In the past I have used this construction technique to create pumpkins, owls, hats, and houses with my students. Now we can add the Christmas tree to the list.
SECOND GRADE SNOWMEN COLLAGE
Second grade classes used construction paper scraps, oil pastel, and white tempera paint for their snowmen collages. They would be perfect for January if we were ever lucky enough to have any snow :( :( :( :(
First Grade Winter Animal Pastel Drawings
Kindergarten Gingerbread Houses
We read the book the "Gingerbread Baby" by Jan Brett before using white tempera paint (our frosting) and oil pastel (our candy) to draw our gingerbread houses. The illustrations in this book are wonderful and gave the kindergarten classes many ideas for details to include in their work.