Monday, August 30, 2010

Into the 3rd Week of School...

Time flies when we're having fun! So far this year the Kindergarten artists have practiced with scissors, created tear bears and started their pumpkins. The 1st grade artists got warmed up for their year by recreating their cows from last year with a good review of shapes and coloring techniques and we are now working on our beautiful peacocks. The 2nd grade artists are completing their fall leaf crayon resists and will be starting the silly winter cardinals soon, too! The 3rd grade artists warmed up their year with a recreation of the aspen trees from last year but updated it by mixing colors to create a beautiful winter sky. We have now started our crazy pattern birds, too! The 4th grade artists are having a BLAST with smelly marker printmaking! If you are a fourth grade parent please don't forget to ask your little artist to show you the fun technique. The 5th grade artists are absolutely astonishing me with their bike still-life drawing / painting. Starting next week 5th grade will be doing their glass bumble bee project. Glass is extremely fun and exciting but good behavior is a MUST during glass. Remind your 5th grade sweeties to be on their very best behavior during glass (and all of the time of course! :))

On October 1st the Ford Artists are going to be at the Marietta / Cobb Museum of Art on the Marietta Square for Art Walk. This is a HUGE honor and I'll be posting more info soon!

Please remember the FORD YEARBOOK COVER ART CONTEST is underway now! Artwork is due by September 17th to the PTSA box in the front office. It should be colorful and fill and 8.5 x 11 area. Please submit $1 with each entry. Contact with any questions!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Welcome Back!!!

Welcome Back to Art Mustangs! Below are items on the Specialist Supply List - in case you didn't see them yet. Bring them in to art class any time and I will get them to the other specialist teachers!!!! I can't wait to see you in ART!!!

Specialist Class Supply List
Every child K - 5 needs a sprial bound sketch book for art class. A limited amount are available in the School Store OR they may be purchased at Target, Wal Mart, Michael's and other area stores.

The other supplies below will be communal items that will stay in the art room, music room or science lab. Please bring these to the art room as soon as possible. Thank you!

1 package of 10+ pencils sharpened
1 package of 2+ glue sticks
1 bottle of Elmer's Glue (regular or school kind)
Spiral Bound Sketch Book

First Grade
1 package of 10+ pencils sharpened
1 package of 2+ Glue Sticks
1 package of pencil top cap erasers
1 pair of Fiskar's pointed 5", 6" or 7" school scissors
Spiral Bound Sketch Book

Second Grade
1 package of 10+ pencils sharpened
1 package of Crayola Colored pencils
1 package of 2+ black sharpie markers
Clear plastic drinking cups (8 oz or less) Package of 20 or more
Spiral Bound Sketch Book

Third Grade
1 package of 10+ pencils sharpened
1+ package of Magic Rub Erasers
1 box of Kleenex
Spiral Bound Sketch Book

Fourth Grade
1 package of 10+ pencils sharpened
1+ roll of Paper towels
1 package of pencil top cap erasers
Spiral Bound Sketch Book

Fifth Grade
1 package of 10+ pencils sharpened
1 box of 16+ Crayola Crayons
1 package of pencil top cap erasers
1 bottle of Elmer's glue (regular or school)
Spiral Bound Sketch Book

Wish List Items
If you have extra of these just hanging around your house and don't know what to do with can donate them to us - we'll use them!!!! Just send them to the art room!

Cotton Balls
Gerber plastic baby food containers with lids
Glass baby food jars with lids
Zip Lock Bags (all sizes from sandwich - gallon)
Wax Paper
Note Cards (4 x 6 and 3 x 5)
Shaving Cream
Colored Paper Clips - regular size
Aluminum Foil
Saran Wrap
Buble Wrap
Plastic Cups (the kind you get from restaurant kids' meals or similar)
Clear plastic drinking cups - 8 oz or less
Dried beans
Glass soda bottles
Disinfectant air spray
Liquid dish soap
Liquid Hand soap
Old dish or bath towels
New sponges
Lysol Wipes
Hand Sanitizer
Spray Countertop Cleaner
Small baskets to put supplies in
Large plastic bins to hold supplies - with or without lids