Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Candy Canes With Grade Ones

I had the pleasure of teaching Grade one last week.  The teacher gave me free rein to do an art project with them and here is what we came up with.  The class painted straight lines of red and green across the back of a template sheet (canes were drawn on the back) and then turned them over and cut the canes out.  Then they transferred them to a sheet of construction paper.  Kiddies had a lot of fun and it filled in a good portion of the day.  As well they learned about complimentary colours and practiced their fine motor skills.  That pretty much covers the curriculum for Grade one Art, so all in all a fine day.


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Today's Puzzle:


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  1. What a fun project and what a fun age. I taught 4th graders for 10 years and liked that age group better than the younger ones.

  2. they love to cut things out at that age..great project! :)

  3. If I was a little guy doing this it would knock my socks off. Great project with little kids....maybe en some old ones too.

  4. That must have been a ton of fun!


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