Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lighthouses Pt 2

  I wanted to give everyone an update on our 4th grade lighthouse projects.  If you remember, we started putting paper mache on various cylindrical forms.  These were going to be our lighthouses.

     At this point, we've started attaching our newly paper mached forms onto a flat board.

     A nice start I think.  Next time we will start adding houses, rocks, trees, etc.  After that it will be a simple matter of painting our creations.  Some of my students have expressed a desire to add a beach and ocean to their lighthouses.  All we have to do is add another board to extend the scene.  When I first told them we were going to be using paper mache for most if not all of the project there was a collective groan.  They know how much work is involved.  I think I've converted them though.  They can see the lighthouses taking shape.  I hope you can too.  8D

     On a side note, I just found out I'm going to have a college student coming to observe me for the day.  She wants to be an art teacher.  Do I encourage or discourage her?  LOL.  I'm just kidding.  I love this job.  8p


  1. I can't wait to see it finished

  2. They are taking shape nicely and for a day you get to boss a college student around, now that is fun..haha

  3. Looks great, can't wait to see the final result.

  4. Looking, good, Otter! Bet they turn out great!

    I moved my blog over to my other e mail, so you might battle to find it. It appears when you click on my name from this comment. :)

  5. What an awesome, creative idea. I wish we did things like that when I was in 4th grade. All I can remember is playing the stupid recorder.

  6. Looking really good, you've got a great job there hehe, can't wait to see finished result :)