For fun, I teach art projects in Slater’s class. All of my projects so far have come from the internet and I save my favorites to my Kids board at Pinterest. This project comes from another country and I have no idea what the text says but the project is darn cute.
I learn some pretty interesting things about teaching six year olds each lesson. For this lesson, I learned that cutting circles is more of a challenge than I thought. I had them cut everything freehand with no tracing. It’s an important skill to learn and not many adults can do it (learned that from my days of teaching scrapbooking classes). So I am starting them young on gaining confidence in free hand cutting. Slater (mine) had a very jagged oval for his body and claimed he was hairy (love that). A few of the kids were not so thrilled with their less than perfect round eyes and bodies. But for the most part, everyone got over it and continued to create some pretty cute owls
Alas, we made it through the lesson and some pretty cute owls came out of it. The kids were really proud of their creations overall. I love black pen and so do kids… a little too much. So I (or my volunteer parents) are on “limit black pen use” duty during any lesson that black pens come out to play. I think it’s really funny how much they want to doodle all over their artwork. Slater thought of adding a mustache to his owl and in first grade… ideas like that spread like wildfire!
Oh how I love owls with suitcases, moustaches, blinking and winking, eyelashes, and wings.