07 January 2014

Snow People! With Polka Dots & Stripes Yes, Please!

How refreshing it is to jump right into a new year! And so it is in making snowmen art (no matter what kind of medium it is in; be it painting, pastels, utilizing textured parts or plain old construction paper) ~ Seeing those jolly smiles upon the finished snowmen faces are ALWAYS a refreshing sight to see! They are just simply ADORABLE! 

I was so enamored with their adorableness last winter, that I decorated my entire living room and guest bath in winter snow people. I had snowman soap dispensers, snowman night lights, snowman banners, snowman blocks and snowman plaques and snowman throw pillows. The snowman list goes on people and doesn't stop there ~ I'm sorry to say. 

I just couldn't get enough of them! This winter, I have a handle on this little addiction (but don't hold your breath!). All it takes is another adorable snowman sighting at the store and I can't hold back ~ it becomes A. Must. Have.

So of course, I had my kinders craft up some snow people of their own ;-)

And they absolutely LOVED making them. 
Our art period became like
They couldn't wait to make them too!

The original snow people idea came from Jennifer White @FirstGradeBlueSkies. Thank you FGBS! I tweaked it a tad by turning it into a snowman glyph pattern. And the kiddos were all over it!! I was most proud of how they  followed directions to perfection. They came out 
Snow. Uber. Cute. :-)

Way to go KC Kinders!!!

05 January 2014

A Brand New Year!


We're taking in the last bit of our winter break. These are my two fun loving snow flakes. From iceland skates to biking and hiking, we definitely had a whirlwind of a winter break time together.

Now it's a brand new year! A chance for new beginnings and fresh starts. And it certainly is in my case. I am stepping out of the Second Grade Parade and jumping right back into the Cutie Pie Cool Kinders. I am so jazzed about getting in there! 

So much exciting learning to share! I'm a big advocate over creating a high~tech classroom. Especially since our little mini masters need to be adequately prepared to thrive in this information age. So I have, been and constantly are researching various apps and programs to implement for my little cuties. I feel like a tech sponge with the amount of fantastic finds which I come across almost daily in my quest. Indeed, my ipads are charged and ready to go! Now I simply just can't wait to get them started!

It is already destined to be an amazing new year!