Friday Art Feature

28 October 2011
I've been seeing all these fantastic decorated pumpkins all over bloggy land and pinterest, and I wanted to get in on the fun.  When I saw the Pumpkin Book Project from Clutter-Free Classroom, I knew I had to have it.  My class worked in groups of 4 to complete their pumpkins - the work is all theirs - except a few suggestions from me, they had no adult help to complete their projects (as you'll probably be able to tell).  They will be orally presenting their pumpkins and character book study on Monday.  Who knew I'd actually be able to get an assessment in on Halloween?!?  Although I told the students to pick favourite BOOK characters, many of them turned out to be characters from TV shows that just happened to be in a book ... sigh ...

Meet Squidward - this group worked quite well together, and their pumpkin reflects that team work.

Meet Flik from A Bug's Life.  Poor Flik was still a little wet when he was moved to the table.

Spiderman, Spiderman.  Does whatever a pumpkin can ...

Perhaps this group will listen to me next time I suggest to use a smaller brush for the black lines ...

Poor Dora - crying paint tears because her group couldn't find the time to make her a mouth ...

Meet Winnie the Pooh - still a little wet, but definitely recognizable.  The students had completed the painting the day before, but some of the paint was starting to flake off, so they needed to fix it today.

The kids had a lot of fun with these pumpkins ... can't wait to hear what they present on Monday!

Happy Friday!!!  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Fridays!!!

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  1. Hey Jen,

    Let me know if you want to do a post (or more!) during Foldables week and I will add you to the contributors post!
    Thinking of Teaching

  2. They turned out so cute Jen! I totally wanted to do year I HAVE to plan more weeks for Halloween What was I thinking just doing one week?!

  3. I wish I taught language arts!!!!! Any great ideas for math or science?? LOVE this idea!!! Telling my partner teacher now! :)

  4. Leslie, I think it would be so much fun to turn the pumpkins into science concepts. We just finished space, and it would've been fun to paint them black and poke out (use a screwdriver) constellations. Or turn them into planets and make a solar system. I could also see them turned into fantastic plant and animal cells.

  5. I just gave you the Blog on Fire award!! Hop on over and grab it up!!
    Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher