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Apple Still Life

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I did these apples with my K/1 combo class.

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I showed them how to draw apples in a bowl, on a table, in a footed bowl and they could do them however they chose to.

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We drew them with black crayon and filled in with paint.

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One mom told me her child loved it so much he kept drawing apples in bowls.

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I think they are a lot of fun.

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Apples

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I subbed in a friend’s second grade class today and on the lesson plans, she wrote (for one of the afternoon options): “Math games or one of your amazing art lessons”.

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I thought about what art lesson I could do with them. I figured apples were pretty typical for a fall art project and created this lesson. It took the kids about 45 minutes.

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We did a directed drawing of a whole apple then an apple that had been eaten.

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They went over the pencil in sharpie. Then they painted.

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They had the option of using white crayon to make designs before painting. We then glued both images to black paper.

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Giving Trees

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A project inspired by Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, the hundreds of paper tubes in my cupboards and a desire to change out the display in the glass case in the lobby.

The preschoolers painted the tubes brown. Then they stamped green paint on with bubble wrap (something else I have lots of). Once that was finished, they used their fingers to dot on apples.

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I assembled them once they were dry. I used glue to hold the top of the tree to the trunk and used a stapler to hold the tree tops together.