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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Crafty Ideas :)

I've had many blogs over the past years, but after a while I either deleted them or totally forgot about them. I hope that is not the case with this one. Although it's not going to be for my thoughts and/or rants, I hope at least a few people can benefit from it. Now for updating it, that's a whole other matter, as there are not enough hours in a day to do everything one wants to do but bare with me!
Anyway I've had this idea for a while now, and before I can change my mind I'm going to set out to doing it. So, I'm a T.A (sortof, kindof:D) and some times it's really hard to come up with a project that kids from all age groups will enjoy. So I want to dedicate this blog to 'crafty' art ideas, so
other teachers can use them too because I know how hard it is after a hard days of teaching to summon the energy for art:). I'll post art projects we do with our art class and some pictures, so everyone can join in on the fun! I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know if you use them and how they went, and I'll try and link all the projects to the sites where I found them on. New ideas are also welcome as we are always looking for new and exciting fun to do with our children!

Yesterday we worked on our Hope For Haiti and Chile wall. I hung up a blue background and painted clouds and Hope for Haiti and Chile on there and then we set out to make our wool angels. I briefed the children on the earthquakes, and the extent of the damage etc, and then while they worked on their wool angels they thought about a prayer, or a wish they had for the people suffering. We're hung our angels on the wall and typed up our prayer and hung it up near our angel. The kids from Kindergarten to Gr. 8really enjoyed it, and it raised awareness of what's happening around the world and how much we have to be thankful for. Thank you for visiting my blog! Please bless it with a comment!:)
I'll post some pictures now, but I'll hav
e to post the how to's of making the angels later as they are on a different computer.


Jaclyn said...

I like the idea & I love the way it creates awareness in children. When Becky came home from school, she told us all about the 'wall of angels watching over the children in Chile and Haiti' & of course told us all about the devastation and destruction and heartbreak the kids are going through. In fact, she asked if we can adopt a child from there. If only it were that simple, eh?

hand N hand said...

I really loved this idea that you had. It made the children aware of how much they have compared to other children in the world. My students enjoyed particapating in this activity. It was a great introduction to the Human Rights section we're doing in Social Studies right now.