Thursday, October 10, 2013

Owls and Fans

For the past couple of weeks the little kids (grades kinder, 1st, 2nd & 3rd) at the school have been making paper fans and cutting and gluing owls in art class. Here are some results. The kids love both of these projects and approach each class with enthusiasm so we have loads of fun.
we made fans with crayon colored paper, glue and popsicle sticks

here is the fan partially folded out...

voila! her is the fan completely folded out into a circle--they loved this! this young girl is a 4th grader who came by after school and saw what the littler kids were making and wanted to make her own fan--so I gave her the materials and this was her result,

Next we made owls using only circles and triangles cut from colored paper and glue...the little kids needed many reminders to not use too much glue (and oh! how I wished I had some glue sticks, but instead I have a whole gallon of Elmer's glue;-) but they had fun making these and were very proud of their results. The second and third graders cut out their own circles for the eyes--practice with scissors! but for the 1st and kinders I cut out all the pieces and just had them glue.

I love how she added eyelashes!

All in all ---it was a very good, fun, and creative week in the St Luke's Primary art classroom. I never pictured myself as an art teacher and so I am happy to discover how much I enjoy teaching the children here on Dominica Island arts and crafts. I guess I never realized just how much I have learned over the years by just being creative---thank you Peace Corps for putting me in a place where I am passing on what I have learned...without having to get that art ed degree I would need in the US to teach art.