|It was a wet and rainy day!!|
Our girls are now being home-schooled but not in a traditional home-school fashion. We belong to a sort of heavy duty home-school co-op (we refer to it as assisted learning or assisted home-schooling). We contract a teacher and three days a week we meet at the home of the family who organizes our program and our children receive instruction from the teacher and parents.
|K wanted to pose with her new FurReal Parrot that she bought with money she received from her Grammy.|
I am going to teach art two times a week. So yesterday was my first project (and yeah for me a Stashbuster too (check out Robin's Stashbusting September to learn more about what I am talking about))
Before I show you our first craft, I have to apologize. I found this idea at a blog I follow and I've searched and searched and can't find it!! Please tell me who it is!!
Chalkboard Paint Speech Balloons
cardboard (I've been hoarding the cardboard I used since I bought my cutting mat in March! - can anyone tell me why?)
Trace your shape onto the cardboard and cut it out (I free handed it).
Because the paint on the cardboard was shiny, I sanded it slightly so the chalkboard paint would adhere better. Paint your speech balloon following the instructions on your chalkboard paint.
For the first day of class, we wanted to do something easy so we discussed mottoes and the concept of having a word for the year and then we brainstormed a list of words to describe school and their expectations. I wrote the list up on a sheet of paper. Then the kids got to pick their own word and write their name and word on the speech balloon.
It was fun and I think it would be fun to do it again at the end of the year to see how the kids of all changed.