Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jupiter - Part II

So, I was having a problem liking my room for Open House - with Space.  Then, the idea came and my kiddos made their own aliens.  I gave them a big piece of construction paper and told them to draw an alien with their black illustrator crayon and color it.  It was one of my favorite BB, the parents loved it.  The kids had their parents guess which one was theirs.  They named them, gave them an age, where they came from, what they ate - it was adorable.

They measured them with rulers, paper clips and cubes.  They had a blast.

They wrote a story about their Alien and I published it.

We talked about constellations, so they made there own.  They wrote a short story about how the constellation came to be.

They were hanging from the ceiling on a clothes line, a wonderful idea from one of the teachers at my school.  On the other boards, I had a couple of their Art Masters drawings up, an activity from Mrs. Jump and a writing sample they did the first day of school.  But, my favorite board was this......

These are love notes, drawings, cards that were made at home - just for me.  I love this board.  On the bottom left is a picture from one of the little brothers in my class (love it).  The big middle one - the two girls made on a play date.  The parents were excited to see the drawings there.  At the end of the month, I will put them in a big binder and keep them.  I think this might be a permanent board that I keep up all year and just rotate the drawings out.  I love art that is not cookie cutter.

I, now, think that this was my favorite Open House, ever.

To be continued.....

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  1. Those space creatures are so cute!
    Glad you have found your blog. It's beautiful! Barbara designed mine too if you want to pop over and look.
    First Grade Found Me

    1. I went to check out your blog, but the link didn't work.

  2. You have some extremely talented students! Those aliens are adorbs:) Love IT!

    1. Thank you. One of my kiddos placed 2nd in our school district's Refelction program, super proud of her. I have her teach Art to the rest of the class. The kids have really improved in their drawing.

  3. What a great idea for open house activities! It is obvious your students were very engaged during their work and their aliens are awesome! I just started a blog also. I love the design of yours. I will have to check out your designer!


    1. Thank you, they had so much fun. The parents were amazed at the facts they learned.

      Barb is great to work with, she is designing by pesonal blog at the moment.

  4. I love how you connected math, writing, science and art! Your board is a great idea, too. Maybe I'll do that next year :)

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

  5. Adorable! Will have to remember this in the fall!
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