I just had to bring a little Fall into the classroom. In anticipation of my favourite season, I decorated my shelves a few weeks ago.
If you follow my facebook page, you also know I've been working on some Fall craftivities for my students. These activities are all literacy based - two of them can be used for book or novel studies (a great non-traditional book report), and the other is perfect for studying synonyms or word choice in writing. Right now we are reading The
Worst Best Halloween Ever by Barbara Robinson and working on the Plot Pumpkins. I can't wait until they are all on display in the classroom. I put all three craftivities together in a bundle, but I have also listed them separately in my TPT store. You can take a peek by clicking HERE or on the picture below.
We also brought a little Fall into the classroom with the art project we completed on Thursday. We started with a white sheet of cardstock. We then used watercolours and foam brushes to paint the background - a wash going from blue to green down the page.
When the paint dried, we then used a watered-down black acrylic paint (about half water / half paint - the consistency of milk) for the trunks. We used the straw blowing-technique to make the trunks. We poured a quarter-sized puddle of black paint near the bottom of the page, and blew into the straw to make the branches and a few roots. The colour was a little lighter than I had hoped for, but once the leaves were added, it turned out perfectly fine.