Monday, April 16, 2012

Delightful Dandelions

Poetry and art are such good friends.  We are worked a bit on some poetry writing for poetry month.   Two different blogs were inspiration for this cuteness!  Check them out...First Grade Wow and That Artist Woman 
The Poem:  We simply made a list of things we wished for.  We wrote a rough draft and then copied our final draft with Sharpie.  (The cute form we used is at First Grade Wow)

The Silhouettes:  I took a picture of each student and had a parent cut out their picture.  Then I gave each student their picture and they traced it onto black paper.  After tracing they cut out their silhouette and added yellow paper to make them stand out.  

The Background we used water color and washed large chunks of color onto blank paper.  

The Dandelions:  We went on a stick search for the perfect stem.  Yarn became the tops.  One of my favorite teaching strategies for helping kids work together is to do an activity (make the dandelions) with about six students.  So I showed them how to wrap the yarn around their fingers, and then cut the loops to make  the pieces the same length.  The group assembled everything on the page where they wanted it and then glued it down.  Once we finish that first group of six, got a friend and taught them the process, while I meet with individual students for editing their poems.

Here are some of the final products.

Happy Monday,


  1. LOVE these. They are beautiful!
    Dragonflies in First

  2. Oh my goodness - those turned out SO awesome!!!!

    Did I ever tell you I got my BEAUTIFUL scarf in the mail a couple of weeks ago??!?! Oh my gosh - it's AMAZINGLY cool!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade