Saturday, May 26, 2012

LOVIN' the SOUTH WEST,Kid style

 My good friend was not feeling well and asked me to take over her class for the day.
It was such a great day....we had a Mother's day brunch(YUM) and she had amazing art pieces all over her room. Her students were a joy to be around too!!
 Here are a few,PLUS some other goodies from another class I visited.
1st grade water color and crayon.

Totem Poles colored and rolled up,"animal" skins from paper bags crumpled and crayon drawings, and teepee tents
made with beans put on an outline.
Kinder and 1st grade projects.
                                                                       Nice Bulletin board!

Bulletin board with little cowboys and cowgirls,cactus,
and critters found in the desert. 

Weaving! You can do this in 2nd and 3rd grades.


Thanks for coming by!

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Cute Turtle and bugs!!


Arts and crafts are found in every classroom. It decorates it and makes it a fun environment to "live in".
There is nothing like children's art work!!



This cute turtle was thought of by the "Ready,Set, Go " crew!!
They found an apple box and cut up the inside,added a half foam ball
painted it and VOILA ...a cute turtle!!

Kinder flowers and butterflies. 

Egg carton caterpillars and butterflies. Cute board idea

Yuckie!!! Bugs!!! 2nd grade

Symmetrical drawing on this butterfly.
Thanks for coming by.
 My husband put a new flute lesson on the NOTEFRIENDS You Tube channel. We have 10 recorder lessons too........
Come on by and take a look!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Save music in the public schools!!!

My hubby donated his time and went to work with me!!
 So sad that they are taking music out of the schools. I feel it's just as important as math,science,and history. Music is mathematic, it IS history(Beethoven,Bach,Mozart) and the science of producing a sound or making a new instrument IS scientific! SO why are music and the arts underdogs and cut out of the school programs??


I have music lessons on my You Tube channel . Warren teaching beginning flute and I am teaching the recorder. Come by and subscribe!!
http://www.youtube.com/user/AvahHam

Under the Sea with the kinder class!!

Kinder writing about crabs...My fav.


Hello!!
Hope you moms had a great mummy's day!! I really relaxed and ate good food!!I have some more amazing elementary art work...comin' your way. Hope you enjoy.
 Many of the schools are taking trips to see the tide pools!!

Kinder writing about Starfish.

Kinder writing about sharks.
                                                  Thanks for coming by!
                         Come visit my You Tube channel for free after                          school music lessons!!                          http://www.youtube.com/user/AvahHam

Saturday, May 5, 2012

 PETER AND THE WOLF- Fun music lesson!
This is my favorite unit to teach my students. I take a few weeks to teach the 4 families of the orchestra and the instruments. The teachers will have the students color the page with the characters of Peter and the Wolf and put sticks on them , making them into paper puppets. THEN we watch my favorite animation of "Peter". Children REALLY get into this!






We make paper puppets and keep in this little folder. Great idea from one of
my teachers. Then we take them out,place in front of us and watch the cartoon.
They will hold up the  characters as they hear the instrument corresponding to the
character. ( template below)




The characters of Peter and the Wolf, finished!

Close up of the Peter and the Wolf  board.



Click on worksheet ,drag to desk top to copy. Color, cut, put sticks on!

Peter-strings   Grandpa-bassoon  Bird -flute    Hunters-drums
Duck-oboe
    Cat-Clarinet   Wolf-French horns
NOW we watch the Disney animation  with out puppets! Made in '52 and still great!


Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin
A great book to tell about the families of the orchestra, by Lloyd Moss, Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman.
Thanks for coming by.
 For AFTER SCHOOL lessons go to my YOU TUBE channel.
http://www.youtube.com/user/AvahHam

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

 FLOWERS,FLOWERS,FLOWERS,Flowers.flowers...............FLOWERS!!
Monet's garden flowers by Tatiana a Kinder girl!!
The students make the green lines first, then get a paint
brush,  put white paint , then red and finally blotch on the paper
by the lines!



Vincent van Gogh, with texture! 2nd grade
Flowers by 2nd graders, Georgia O'Keeffe.

Flowers and the alphabet!
The teacher has the complete
alphabet!
Flowers and the alphabet.
The teacher puts the
child's picture in the
middle.
Shapes that make flowers .
1st grade

Kinder flowers!
Kinder flowers!



Close up for the kinder flowers. I can't believe a 5-6yr old did this!!
 Teachers....If I haven't put your pictures up yet....keep coming back! They are coming.

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